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Find out how to make a Wool Coat

In these chilly winter days, what may very well be one of the best challenge to begin my weblog? In fact the white wool coat.

Over the past couple of powerful months, I discovered further consolation specializing in my ardour, vogue design. It’s an opportunity for me to clear my head, and loosen up after a protracted day of labor. Working full time through the day, I discover little or no time to put money into my interest. The consequence comes slowly however certainly could be very satisfying.

Sharing my creations on-line additionally motivates me as a result of I see lots of people are serious about customized made clothes and need one for their very own. So I made a decision to begin this weblog to share my ardour with everybody who’s to make their very own clothes.

The primary challenge is a winter coat impressed by the early 60s Givenchy designs. Magnificence, operate, flare & japonais had been the key phrases.

As a silhouette I select an A-line flared physique with a funnel neckline. Cloth selection was excellent for this coat because of its weight. I selected a pearl white mohair wool cloth. I discovered so many new strategies whereas making this coat, as this was my first ever coat made with lining.

Preserve studying for extra particulars 🙂


Bounce to totally different sections:


Sample making


Remaining look


Hubert de Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn had an incredible friendship and did nice collaborations whereas Audrey was capturing her basic films. I really like the assertion coats Givenchy designed for Audrey. This coat was a mixture of various elements from Givenchy designs again within the 60s and I used to be impressed from the next seems of Audrey:

Sample making:

Earlier than beginning with the sample for this coat, first I created a coat basis block for my measurements. After getting your coat basis block, you possibly can copy that sample and begin making modifications to design the sample you have to obtain the specified look in your garment. Sooner or later I’ll make a submit and clarify how one can make your personal basis blocks.

I exploit the guide referred to as Patternmaking for Style Design by Helen Joseph-Armstrong to make all the muse patterns and I exploit the strategies she teaches within the guide to attain the seems I need.

For this challenge I used the fundamental coat basis, and tailored the sample to have kimono sleeves. Then I added my style-lines to include the hidden pockets and added a little bit of quantity on the again of the coat. In complete the physique made up of 4 items of patterns. For the neckline I used the precept of a mandarin collar, however I used draping strategies on the model to attain the look I wished.

As soon as I create all patterns, I make a mock up first to confirm if the result’s what I need it to appear like. If essential I make modifications on my sample earlier than I proceed to chop the unique cloth I need for my garment. I exploit cotton cloth to make the mockups and I recycle them for different tasks afterward.


As soon as I’m glad with the design and I create the ultimate sample, I am going on and minimize the material. For this challenge I used mohair wool cloth from The Cloth Gross sales. This cloth has plenty of weight and supported the design very nicely. I used a silk lining cloth with matching colour. All the liner and dealing with items had been minimize with the identical sample. I added iron on interfacing to the dealing with items and neck items and continued with the stitching course of.

Stitching is a website the place I’m not very comfy but. Since I’m an engineer, visualizing the 3D design or developing the sample comes very straightforward for me. Nonetheless once I have to step on the stitching machine I get very nervous 🙂 Subsequently I attempt to educate myself and be taught strategies as I want them alongside the way in which when making new clothes.

For this coat I used the straight machine sew and hand stitching strategies. Since I do not personal an overlock machine but, I binded all the material edges by hand. For the development of the coat and the hand stitching half I used the guide referred to as Couture Stitching by Claire Shaeffer. You will discover nice strategies in her guide for developing prime quality couture clothes. I used the guidelines for hemming, binding and cloth lined button making.

woman hand sewing a white coat while drinking champagne

Having enjoyable it a very powerful a part of the method 🙂

Remaining look:

Woman wearing white coat
Woman wearing white coat
Woman wearing white coat
Woman wearing white coat

I hope you benefit from the challenge!

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