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Dress Coat - new photo by Goldenspring Dress Coat - new photo by Goldenspring
Another shot of a coat I made last winter ([link]). Wool jacquard, hand draped pattern. Does not fit as well as I would like in the sleeves/shoulders. I think I know the mistake I made when patterning it though and could fix it if I used the pattern again. It has served as a good learning experience and I a still quite pleased with it as it was a challenging draping project and it came out quite well in most other ways.
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Furcoat Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Cute
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lmkiture Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'd love a coat like this...great job :D
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Seiyaku Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
That looks amazingly great, especially with the dress underneath. :D
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eva44 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Professional Photographer
Beautiful! I am trying to do the same. O.O It's going very very slooooowly.
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Goldenspring Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
long coats are fun aren't they?
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eva44 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
Best kind. ^^ How long did it take you to make?
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Goldenspring Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
I did it over Christmas break two years ago. I think I probably worked a week or two drafting the pattern (just in my spare time) and then a couple days of pretty steady sewing to get it done. Actually, today is exactly 2 years since it's been done since I wore it for the first time on Christmas eve
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eva44 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
haha cool! I have all of mine cut out and pinned together, I just have to get the guts to start sewing. (Me and my machine have a relationship not unlike an outlaw and a marshall in the Old West)
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FangsAndNeedles Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Student General Artist
I really like the style and color ^^
and it looks great with the skirt
just a bit longer than it
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Weinglasarien Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The oufit actually looks kinda historical, like there was another period in between the periods that we know about. It must be the longer than nowadays, but shorter than victorian skirt, that reminds of Bouguereau's peasant paintings, while the coat looks a little Edwardian over that skirt. (Never thought of it as historical-looking when you wore it with trousers. Strange.)

The shoes actually seem Lolita-ish to me, with that shape in the toe part. Very cool!
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Goldenspring Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
I'm getting the same peasant vibe from this picture as you. I think it's the slightly too big clogs with the mid-calf skirt.

The original idea behind the coat was a regency pelisse so that definitely has historical inspiration. Though I see the Edwardian in it too now that you mention it.
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KyrieofAccender Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009   Photographer
I still love this coat IMMENSELY. I want to steal it from you...
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Goldenspring Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
nooo! (eh, I messed up the fit in the shoulder area so it's not as fun to wear as it looks. always trying to slid off your shoulders.)
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ThessalyRose Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It looks like the fabric might be a little stretchy, so you might fix the problem in the shoulders by sewing a firm ribbon (or a piece of horsehair tape) across the back of the neckline and the shoulder seams. The ribbon will keep the rest of it from stretching and maybe it'll stay on better.

Gorgeous coat, though. I'm totally jealous.
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Goldenspring Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
It's a wool and is lined so I don't think it is stretching. I'm actually pretty sure of what the fit issue is, but it's a structural one that would involve taking the entire coat apart to fix so I've left it as is.
Thanks for the advise though.
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KyrieofAccender Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009   Photographer
Er, yeah, that sounds like a problem. But it looks so wonderful! I love the design.
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BlackCarrionRose Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Professional Photographer
Wow what a stunnning coat! I wish I had one like it :D
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Goldenspring Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Kodaprn Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
Gorgeous! I wish I had a coat like that.
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lil-miss-mousey Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
I want a coat like that. It looks very nice ^^
good job :)
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
looks cozy.... and oooo nice shoes! are those period? hand made?
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Goldenspring Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Haha, I wish. they're dansko clog rip-offs. someone brought them into the cobbler shop where I work then never picked them up so my boss gave them to me.
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
oh! interesting... well, they look nice enough :D


mmm cobbler :D
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primulatook Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so lovely!
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