Monday, April 29, 2013

Burda 7072. The Poppy Red Coat

I'm trying to think of the last time I had a red coat. Ah, yes....it wasn't that long ago.  A big marshmallowy  puffy down coat from Eddie Bauer. Which I wore just this past winter to Wine About Winter with Kate. It was the first time I had it on in a loooonnnnggg time. And I realized that no matter how warm the coat is, it was unflattering as anything. So that night, I  left Wine About Winter, went straight to Bon Ton and bought a black down coat which was much more flattering should you really have to wear a puffy down coat.


I love red coats. And the fact is, when I got the wool using Rhonda's gift card, I knew exactly that I wanted to make a red coat. Well, here it is, well past winter, and I finally made my red coat. Burda 7072.


I just love this coat!  And, as I said in my previous post, I enjoyed making every bit of it.
I made no modifications other than the bound buttonholes.


The pattern is really unusual in the way that it all pieces together. There is a side panel and under arm panel that are stitched together and then joined to the upper sleeves and sides. Interesting and somewhat challenging construction.  But I just love how pretty all those seams come together.




I made view B. The shorter version.  My coat is lined with lavender bemberg rayon.

My one frustration, if any,  is that the lining was drafted short for the coat. I originally wanted to make the longer sleeves, but I ended up having to shorten them because the lining was just not long enough as cut. The body of the coat lining is fine, but could have used an extra 1/2 inch or so in length.

Because this is a medium weight wool coat, I will get lots of use over three seasons. The length is perfect with jeans, a skirt or a dress. And the retro styling is fab. u. lous! SO cool!


So there it is. My Poppy Red coat is being entered in the Pattern Review Pantone Spring Color Contest, along with a Laurel shift dress.
I'll be sharing more photos of my coat worn with that wonderful dress in the next day or so! 




16 comments:

  1. Love that coat, the seams look so precise and those bound buttonholes are gorgeous.

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  2. Your coat is beautiful Lynne. Just the right color.

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  3. Oooooo, your coat is Lovely!!! Beautiful colour and buttonholes!

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  4. Lynne, your coat is stunning and those bound buttonholes, amazing!

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  5. I love everything about it! Love the bandana in your hair too. Thanks for taking the time to chat with me tonight - I really appreciate it. g

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  6. Your coat is lovely. You will have that in your wardrobe for a long time and wear it often.

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  7. I love everything about this coat. Fabulous buttonholes, you are so precise with all those seams.

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  8. It's a sweet looking coat. You make great bound buttonholes.
    All the best with the contest.

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  9. That is just beautiful. Just look at those bound buttonholes and square sleeves! Nice sewing.

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  10. It looks perfectly flattering on you! I love the color and those interesting design lines. AND the bound buttonholes. This is really a special piece!

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  11. Beautiful coat and finishing is superb.

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  12. Love everything about your coat! It's gorgeous!

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  13. You and IT are already winners. I LOVE the coat. You have always loved RED!!! It looks amazing on you.
    Love the scarf for a bit of contrast in the images. WHo is your photographer this time?? DH???

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  14. Way to go, lady. The coat is beautiful and you look fabulous!

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  15. I loooooooooove this! It looks so perfectly made, and the color is gorgeous! I love the contrasting, lining, too. You look so fab!

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