Monday, January 30, 2012

Vintage pattern love

 For as long as I can remember I've wanted a peacoat. They're so classy! But, and I'm not going to lie to you, I'm so darn cheap, I couldn't ever justify spending the money to buy one. Blah. A few months ago however, my darling neighbor brought over a bunch of super cool vintage patterns. I squealed just a little when I pulled this one out of the bag! I actually really like the skirt too but one project at a time right? Psh.

Vintage 1960s Pea Coat Pattern, Skirt and Pants  Simplicity No. 6689 Size 12 (Bust 32" 82cm)

This is why I love to sew! I can't even express how tickled I am with the finished product and I even learned a new technique along the way: bound button holes! So that was very exciting. Husband of course was speechless, and just kept applauding my bound button holes. 
End sarcasm. 
Husband did no such thing and couldn't understand why I was hopping around with 
joy at my new found skill. 

Oh well.


28 comments:

  1. Wow, that is adorable! You did such a great job--it looks fantastic, and I love the fabric!

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  2. Holy moly! How fashionable. How many yards of fabric did you need?

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  3. OMGosh!! In a store that jacket would be well over $50! Ahh-MAZING job!!!!

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  4. Beautiful! Love the pattern and the fabric choice! ~ Barbara

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  5. This is the most beautiful coat - I dream of having sewing skills one day but I know it's a long way off. I can't wait to see what else you create.

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  6. You rock I love your new coat!!!

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  7. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!!
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  8. Beautiful job! I made a coat for myself too. It's definitely so much cheaper.

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  9. You totally make me want to learn to properly sew. Just gorgeous!

    Thanks so much for taking the time to share at Pin'Inspiration Thursday. Hope to see you on Saturday to help "Beat the Winter Blues". Have an awesome day.

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  10. Wow! This is really nice! Well done!

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  11. Okay I went back and read your post and laughed at the husband sarcasm! Following you now! I want more!

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  12. Oh My Goodness! It is beautiful. What a fantastic job! I hope you will link this up at our party!

    http://www.ourdiydiaries.com/2012/01/fab-not-drab-party-and-features-fridays.html

    Jen

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  13. Gorgeous! I love it :) Thanks for linking up to DIY Diva Thurs this week!

    Kara
    www.mineforthemaking.com

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  14. That is AMAZING!!! I can't believe you made that! You did a fabulous job! Thanks for sharing this at Thursday's Temptation!
    Jill

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  15. Wow. That is Awesome!!! I featured it on my facebook page.

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  16. This turned out beautifully! I have a twead pea coat that look similar, except I bought mine. I will definitely consider making one in the future! Visiting from TT&J

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  17. Beautiful jacket! I've had my poor little pea coat since high school...it may be time for an uprgade. I'm a lover of vintage patterns too. Following along now :)

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  18. That is fantastic -- and I would totally applaud your bound buttonholes.

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  19. WOW! This jacket is amazing!!! It honestly looks store bought. You did an amazing job! Just wanted to let you know that I featured you this week on Sew Woodsy!

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  20. Oh my goodness! That is totally fantasitc! You are an amazing sewer. I saw you jacket featured at Sew Woodsy and had to stop by.
    ~Tonia @TheGunnySack

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  21. That is BEAUTIFUL!!! When I grow up I want to be like you! (Even though you're 8 months younger than me...)

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  22. Love this! How is the fit? I've heard vintage patterns can be iffy that way.

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  23. I just wanted to let you know that I am rooting for you on the Sew-vivor. I think your jacket required a lot of skill and I hope you do well.

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  24. awesome! love the pattern, the fabric, the pop of the yellow scarf!!

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  25. Thank you for your recommendation.I want to tell you True Religion Outlet store is also a good choice.

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