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DIY floral brocade statement coat

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. January 4, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    Beautiful look. Put together well!

  2. 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

  3. January 6, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    Amazing coat!!!!

    • Nikki
      January 15, 2017 / 7:09 pm

      Thank you Stefanie

  4. 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.

  5. 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.