Sunday, January 13, 2013

Tamara's Fur backed Trench Coat



First of all, I want to thank all of you who leave comments on my posts. I really appreciate it a lot. I especially was grateful to you for giving me your opinion on my labels. The winner was the blue large and smaller D.  I intend to try it in other combinations  when I get the chance.

Now, I want to show you that trench I've been telling you about. I'll show you right away and then a few details.

The pattern I used is M5525


M5525



The fabric is a fur-backed denim bought at  Fabricville years ago.

Before starting this project, I planned it out .This drawing really helped me to figure out how to achieve the look I wanted and to plan  my strategy .


If you are interested in knowing how I achieved this look please go to Diana's Sewing Lessons to see the details.


Here are some detailed shots.

First the collar and lapels. I omitted the collar band which is included in the pattern.









The inseam pockets which are very small in this pattern. I made them larger and left out the pocket flaps..



 The back


Because the belt is rather wide,belt loops would have been too big so I attached the belt to the coat like this.


I top stitched both sides of the back seam.





This was a real challenge to make. As usual, I agonized over the fit of the coat but it was right on and
   Tamara loved  it so it was well worth it.



My beautiful DD at work wearing her coat with the accessories which were also Christmas gifts.





A close-up of the accessories. I made the bag and scarf but not the gloves.



When I decided on a trench for this fur backed denim, I wasn't sure it was the right choice. In the end, however, I think it was just right. What do you think?

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19 comments:

Summer Flies said...

This is fabulous! I love it. No wonder you are very pleased with it... it is a unique garment. Isn't your daughter beautiful!

Lori said...

Amazing coat, Diana, your workmanship is amazing. Great accessories and your daughter is gorgeous.

Andrea said...

Gorgeous coat and accessories, Diana. What an amazing fabric find was the denimn/fur combo!

Sharon said...

Wonderful coat and a great way to use the fabric and those accessories are cute.

velosewer said...

That was the perfect choice. I've been asked to make a fur lined trench for the littlest niece this winter and and now I can see it will work. Thanks Diana.

Sheila said...

Outstanding trench... totally love it. Your daughter looks great in it. I recently purchased fur backed faux suede and have been on the fence over which pattern to use. Again, fabulous trench.

twotoast said...

That is a fabulous ensemble and it must have been really weird to sew the wrong sides together.

I love animal print accessories and these are really cute. Your daughter must be thrilled!

Alethia said...

Diana, WOW, this is so beautiful...a work of art! You must have the patience of Job...you executed this wonderfully (can you tell I'm in awe?)LOL!
I love it, and the accessories too! I'm sure your DD is so proud. Thanks for sharing!

shams said...

Wow, what perfection is this trench?! So chic! I love it!

jsews said...

Beautiful coat! And love the accessories you made as well. Great outfit and your construction is wonderful as well. Thanks for the inspiration!

gwensews said...

What a beautiful thing! The fabric is to die for, and what you've done with it is exquisite!

Claire S. said...

O.M.Goodness ! Beautiful - Tamara looks lovely in her new coat!

Can you adopt me ? I live closer :-) LOL

Jenny said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous coat and accessories. Beautiful job on constructing this coat! And it looks very nice on your pretty daughter :)

Jean said...

Beautiful trench! I never would have thought to use that type of fabric for a trench coat, but it works! The accessories are wonderful too -- your daughter looks so chic!

Vicki said...

This is so beautiful. You really worked that fabric to perfection. Love the accessories too!

Vernelle Nelson said...

Diana - When you are sporting these fabulous great togs you are no doubt one of the most fashionably clad women this winter. The fur trimmed denim coat, bag and scarf are beautifully done. Great job!

Linda T said...

You have outdone yourself. This coat is fabulous, FABULOUS!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

This is beautiful! I'm sure you're daughter was thrilled when she opened the box! I would have been!!

Janine said...

Wow, that is like all her christmas`s have come at once ! Absolutely superb and very thoughtful to have added the accessories as well.