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Dec 19, 2013

My Tweed Coat Revealed -- MERRY COATMAS!



Readers, it's hard to believe, but Coatmas is finally here!

You can see my completed tweed peacoat over at the Mood Sewing Network today!  (And I do hope you're not offended by some obvious urban lumberjack styling.)

There's plenty more to say about this project, but that's for later.  Today, let's enjoy this very special holiday by celebrating with family, friends, or perhaps just our sewing machine(s). 

A Very Merry Coatmas to one and all!

40 comments:

  1. Stunning coat, this looks so professional! I'll bear in mind wood tweed for the next coat project, it's a really gorgeous fabric (bought the book you recommended by the way!)

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  2. Your coat looks amazing! I'm hoping to make something similar using the new Vogue men's pattern. How did you do your lining? Bagged out method or the hand sewn way?

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    1. I sewed it by hand, which in the scheme of things is not that much more work and makes the lining easy to replace.

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  3. Your coat is gorgeous!! Congratulations on all the hard work! I really enjoyed seeing the progress photos along the way, too.

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  4. I love it! It is a total success - choice of fabric, fit, workmanship, etc!

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  5. Stunning. Peter, absolutely stunning! The finish and attention to detail is excellent, such an impressive make. Gotta say it, you look like a professional model in the photos too. Who took them? Michael? x

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  6. Well done! The coat, and it's wearer, are very handsome! Thanks for sharing your sewing life throughout the year, and Happy Christmas to you and to Michael.

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  7. I can't add anything more - just have to ditto what everyone else said. OK - I'll say talent and great workmanship ;-)

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  8. Absolutely stunning coat! Looks really well made. I really like the shape of the coat too. Will keep this in mind for my other half :)

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  9. Utterly impressive!!

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  10. Wonderful coat. Amazing shoot. More than worth the wait.

    Merry Coatmas!

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  11. it looks fabulous! i can't believe you ordered up a winter storm just to pose in, but it made the photos come out super nice and wintery. ;) :D merry coatmas!

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  12. A work of art. Really great job.

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  13. All the best superlatives are taken! Great job!

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  14. I have been waiting for coatmas and it was worth it. Amazing work Peter!

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  15. Your work really paid off, it is a beautiful coat. I don't know if Coatmas is a gift-giving holiday, but I thought I would give you a little something. Here's a link to a wonderful show that was on Irish Television in the 70's. This is the episode all about weaving in Co. Donegal.

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xnjars_disk-5-donegal-weavers-hands-from-rte-tv-ireland_shortfilms

    May your winter be just cold enough for your Coat! Merry Coatmas!

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  16. SeamsterEast@aol.comDecember 19, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    What a fantastic job. It looks exactly right. Congrats, bigtime.

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  17. Love it, love, love love, Love it!

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  18. Brilliant! I'm kowtowing in front of the computer screen.

    Happy Coatmas

    Spud.

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  19. Looks fantastic, and on such a quick turnaround! I had no idea you could job out buttonholes; what a great tip. But look out--once Cathy gets a load of the tailoring you've pulled off, she's going to be bugging you for a Chanel jacket.

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  20. I hope you're proud of yourself ... Coatmas was worth the wait. Just stunning!

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  21. One handsome coat on a handsome Lumberjack!

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  22. Absolutely beautiful! I love it. Great job.

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  23. The coat is stunning. I love it, can I have one please?

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  24. Great coat!! I've never seen you so butch! Haha! But seriously, you inspire me to make a coat!

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  25. The coat is beautiful Peter, I think it is the most accomplished garment you have sewn - VERY inspirational. Merry Christmas to you and Michael, surely you have to make him a coat now?

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  26. I know you've inspired a lot of people to make that winter coat they've been dreaming off. Beautiful job!

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  27. Although I have a button phobia, those are some great buttonholes. Your coat is great. It came together well and you learned so much in the process. Beautifully tailored. Can't wait for your next project.

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  28. This coat is my favorite of all the projects you have done so far. It looks great. Wonderful job!

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  29. Bravo! The coat is terrific! And the red boots ... more about them, please?

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    1. Those are the Red Wing boots I bought at the end of October:

      http://malepatternboldness.blogspot.com/2013/10/taking-japanese-pattern-challenge-more.html#more

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  30. Who would have thought back in 2009 that you would be turning out tweed coats of all things! Been following you since the days of the bedsheet shirts, definitely the best so far. Happy Holidays.

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  31. The coat is really beautiful, and the photography is amazing. I can see where if I was Cathy, I might be a little jealous.

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  32. Love it! And very inspiring too. Well done!

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  33. That coat is fabulous. You'll love it for years, so the cost of great materials and the effort put into careful tailoring will work out, on a 'per wear' basis, to be cheaper and easier than it looks right now.

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  34. Peter, your coat is a work of art and I so thrilled for you for your amazing accomplishment! May I add that I am 64 year old retiree who recently started sewing again after a 20 year hiatus and your posts are so delightful to read and an inspiration to me. Thank you for sharing your passion!

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  35. Your coat is amazing! I can't believe how quickly you finished it. A real work of sewing art. Merry Christmas!

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