Sew Pretty in Pink Makes a Coat, pt.2: The Reveal

Originally, I was going to make a construction notes post first and make you wait for the reveal, but I am not a cruel person and it just seemed mean to not reveal the coat and make you read through a post about the construction and then not post the coat reveal until another day! I just couldn’t do it. It actually prevented me from completing the post on the construction!

So, screw it! Here she is! My Vogue 8346!

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Phew, I feel better now!

I love it. I’ll sing more praises for this coat later, but I adore it. And it is super warm. We have extreme cold weather warnings here in Toronto (feels like -27 Celsius/-16 Fahrenheit) and I’m toasty warm in my coat. My face is frozen solid, though!

Some details:

  • Main fabric: thrifted wool herringbone ($8 with an original price tag at $58)
  • Contrast fabric in sleeves and lower collar: wool bouclè ($22)
  • Contrast fabric on elbow patches/upper collar: Faux leather from Joann fabrics ($5)
  • Lining: Polar fleece
  • Belt: From my closet (thrifted long ago)
  • Pin: Gift from a friend
  • Hat: Andi Satterlund cable brim hat made by my mother
  • Mittens: Custom made by my mother
  • Skirt: Cake Pavlova (blogged here)
  • Top: Black turtleneck sweater purchased forever ago from Ricki’s (Similar)
  • Leggings: Walmart (Similar)
  • Boots: Mark’s Work Warehouse

I’ll save all the notes, construction, praise, wonderment, frustration, etc. for pt. 3!

Sew Pretty in Pink Makes a Coat, pt. 1: The Muslin


22 thoughts on “Sew Pretty in Pink Makes a Coat, pt.2: The Reveal

  1. Initially I couldn’t see the pics but when they loaded I went Wow! It looks really good on you plus i love yhe colour especially under the sun! Glad it’s warm the thougt of these temperatures makes me freeze! I like the styling with the belt, is it meant to have a belt? I imagine you’re pretty happy with it and you finished it so quickly!

    1. Thanks so much! 🙂 No, it’s not meant to have a belt. It’s supposed to have snaps and buttons on the outside, but I didn’t like the look. I realllllly love it!

  2. Wow! So impressive! The colors look great on you and all that muslining really paid off. Can’t wait to hear about the construction details, maybe it will get me motivated to start a coat project of my own…

    1. Thanks so much, Megan! 🙂 🙂 The muslin paid off and lots of online tutorials. I will link to a few to help you out if you decide to go for it. 🙂

  3. Wow! You really gave that pattern your own personal style with the contrast colors/fabrics and the leather patches! I adore it! It looks retro with your mom made hat, too. No wonder why you’re so awesome as your mom has skills! You look like you could handle any cold weather coming your way!

    1. Thanks, Tanya! I can’t make anything without giving it my personal style. 😉 My mom is the bomb! She knits tons and sews some. I think I got a lot of my crafting skills from her. 🙂

      I wouldn’t mind if, for a change, it wasn’t cold weather coming my way. 😉

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