DIY floral brocade statement coat

It dawned on me the only redeeming quality winter has is the ability to allow me to wear coats everyday. So I take full advantage at least once a week adding a new coat to my wardrobe.

When I ordered this floral brocade, the last thing on my mind was a coat.  I envisioned a skirt or maybe even a dress but when it arrived, it arrived along with this green silk wool and laying next to each other screamed coat to me and here we have it.  I lined it with this green bemberg viscose.

Because it’s such a busy fabric I knew I wanted a pattern that was simple which brought me back to this Burdastyle 11/2013 #116 pattern with the following pattern alterations:

-Added 7″ to the collar

-Cut the sleeve 7″ from the bottom for the top half of the sleeve and added 5″ to the length with the green wool fabric

-Removed 3.5″ from the bottom of the front pattern

These leather pants were previously made here along with this silk shirt dress worn as a top.










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  1. Rhiannon
    January 5, 2017 / 6:12 pm

    That coat is gorgeous! Exceptionally beautiful work. It really shows off the brocade.

    • Nikki
      January 15, 2017 / 7:09 pm

      Thank you so much

  2. January 6, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    Amazing coat!!!!

    • Nikki
      January 15, 2017 / 7:09 pm

      Thank you Stefanie

  3. Tobi
    May 12, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    My next sewing project! It’s simply stunning. I adore the combination of fabrics you used. Plus everything looks stunning in deep green, red and blue.

    • Nikki
      May 12, 2017 / 11:37 pm

      Thank you, this is definitely one of my favorites as well.

  4. Cheryl
    September 26, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    I fell in love with your version of this coat. The problem is that I would like to make it and I am a beginner. When you say add 7″ to the collar, what do you mean, as a beginner I don’t understand the lingo and see the coat as collarless. Please break the alterations down for me, I would really love to make this coat. Thanks in advance!

    • Nikki
      October 5, 2017 / 2:29 pm

      When I’m referring to the collar of this coat, it’s the lapels that connect to the collar. I added 7″ to the width to make it more exaggerated.

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