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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Burda 7318–Maternity Coat


Description: semi-fitted coat, with hood or collar.  Two lengths, empire waist, pockets and drafted for maternity.
Sizes: 36- 46
Instructions:  They were good for Burda, I did use some other sources for tailoring and coat making to add some body  to the coat.
Changes: I underlined the entire coat with Pro-Weft Supreme Lightweight Fusible from Pam Erny and the Medium Supreme for the interfaced parts.

inside
I added a back stay
back stay
and sleeve heads
sleeve head
The rest of the construction process, I followed Burda’s instructions.
Fabric:  An orange wool flannel from Fashionista Fabrics.  The wool was not quite thick enough for a winter coat so I ordered coat lining from Vogue Fabrics.  The coat lining was heavier with a flannel back, perfect for added warmth to the coat.
We picked out brown buttons and brown lining, avoiding black so it wouldn’t look to Halloween-inspired.
Likes/Dislikes:  Erin and I were looking at patterns and this one jumped right out at us.  Looks very stylish and chic with the maternity style.  I had no dislikes.
Conclusion:  I started on this coat back in August, when my serger was being repaired.  I was able to get the wool part of the garment completed.  Then my serger was fixed and I started working on all her clothing.  I went back to it yesterday and finished it this morning. 
I am so pleased how it turned out, the pattern is perfectly drafted and it was a good pattern to work with.
Here is the stylish new coat from the front:

burda 7318 front

Side:
Burda 7318 side
close-up

side
Button side:
side buttons
and finally the back:

Burda 7318 back

26 comments:

  1. Seriously stunning coat. It's a great style and colour.

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  2. Beautiful coat with great design lines. I really am truly impressed with your productivity.

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  3. Wow! Wow! This is a gorgeous and stunning coat. Excellent job with all the steps you took to make this. And thanks for sharing those. You have been busy sewing.

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  4. Thanks for showing the inside of this lovely coat, and explaining your process.

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  5. Lori, that is absolutely amazing! What an incredible coat. I would so wear that even though I'm never, ever, ever, ever going to be pregnant again! The color? Oh my gosh.

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous! Such a yummy colour.

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  7. diane7:43 AM

    It has been so much fun watching you create your daughters maternity wardrobe. My daughter is also pregnant, but would never ask me to sew a thing for her! You are very lucky! Thanks for sharing this fun time with all of us.

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  8. Really cute. She'll be the best dressed pregnant girl ever.

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  9. Great coat! I love love love the color!

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  10. immelu11:02 PM

    I love to see the things you're sewing for your daughter! This coat looks awesome!

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  11. WHat a lovely coat in a beautiful color. You made your daughter a wonderful maternity wardrobe. The love you make it with shows.

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  12. Anonymous9:23 AM

    Your recent reviews are certainly a wonderful resource for anyone wanting to sew maternity clothes. Wishing your daughter a happy and healthy pregnancy. I know she will be stylish!

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  13. That's a fabulous coat. You should be so proud of it. How awesome to be so beautifully dressed during a pregnancy. As always, your work is perfection. Nice job!

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  14. The coat is so pretty! What an amazing job! It's another "wow" job! I also like all the new tops you made. They are just wonderful!

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  15. There's only one thing to say: Please adopt me! This coat is so lovely. Maternity or not, it's stylish and beautifully made. Your daughter is a lucky woman, and your grandbaby is going to be the best dressed on the block. Brava!

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  16. Absolutely lovely! That colour is to die for too... I hope she can continue to wear this after the baby is born too :))

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  17. Wow! What a beautiful coat and the color is awesome. Love the style!

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  18. Ok. I don't want to say 'jealous'. I'm not even pregnant. But, man am I totally jealous of the wardrobe your daughter is getting! She's going to be the envy of every preggers momma shopping at Target.

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  19. Great coat! I love the seam line details and the color is fantastic!

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  20. Fabulous coat! I absolutely love the colour!

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  21. This really is such a stylish and pretty coat! Your details are always so impeccable. Great job!

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  22. Hello! I'm hoping you can help me :/ I'm stuck on step 17. I am not sure what part I "trim allowance at lower edge to 3/4" before end of facing." I'm doing a practice run on cheap fabric and I'm pretty sure I did it wrong since I cut into the center lower front as well? I thought that is what the photo showed. Any advice? I'm fine once the sleeve stuff starts!!

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  23. It is talking about the applying the front facing to the front. Your hem will be a large one, so trim it to 3/4" just at the facing, then turn facing to wrong side and hem the rest of the jacket.

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  24. So the outside looks the same, and the bottom corners are the same, but the interior little facing part has been trimmed to about where the facing and front panel seam is?

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    1. Let me look at the instructions again and I will get back to you. It will be later this evening.

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    2. Let's look at the picture 17. They are talking about the lower facing edge. See how it is trimmed? I would trim the coat front and facing front all in one. But start in 3/4" from the end of the facing, that way you leave the hem of the coat longer in the facing part. It will lay better if longer and your can hem that bit under the facing. Clear as Mud?

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