Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Sequin Trench Coat: Vogue 8884



It's finished! My sequin trench coat is finished! I finished it this Saturday and quickly went to the closest train station to take pictures, and the train just happened to pull up. It was a very chilly day and the coat did little to keep me warm but I looked glamorously cold. The sequined pieces are lined in flannel, and the coat is lined in a teal bemberg rayon. 


I love the way it fits, stressing over my muslin fit really payed off. I kept the coat true to the original pattern but I omitted the straps on the sleeves, and added a tab on the shoulder. The hardest part about sewing this was the buttonholes. I had to sew them through some tearaway interfacing to get the thread to stay even with the uneven sequins. They even got stuck at the front seam, and I had to rip out a buttonhole and start again. GRR. 


Now that this coat pattern is fitted I might even make it out of a more practical fabric! or maybe not, it's more interesting to be unpractical. The coat is now on display at Fabricland, where I work, hopefully it will inspire someone to make something else out of sequins. 







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16 comments:

  1. That is gorgeous!!! What a showpiece to have in your wardrobe, and the fit is fantastic!!!

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  2. You did a great job on this! Just beautiful!

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  3. I LOVE it! I'm working on a black one with a red bemberg lining in this pattern sans the fancy sequins. But those sequins are killer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If I saw that in the store window I would secretly pull it off the display and try it on :) And then secretly walk away. :)

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  4. This is such a fabulous coat! I love the idea and I love the finished product. I have nothing rational to add except: Omg omg, omg, soooooooooAwesome!!!!

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  5. Your coat is gorgeous and fits you perfectly!

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  6. I love this! It just has so much...pizazz, or bling, or the "it" factor! Whatever it may be, it is definitely fabulous!

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  7. It is so so cool! I love the fabric choices, the lining is great.
    Also, I like you glasses so much. I am actually considering getting the same kind for myself :)

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  8. Looks fabulous! I want one! I am going to make one definitely for my friend's wedding in May here. It doesn't get too cold here so it will be warm enough to look glam! Great fit too. Oh I'd be grateful to see a close up of the button holes if you have time. Just to see what I'd be up for.

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  9. Erika, you totally rock!! I hope you get to have your coat back soon (and the weather cooperates) so you can wear it about!

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  10. Really beautiful. I just found your blog when searching for reviews on this pattern.

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  11. Wow, you're so shiny! This is such a fun coat and I love the pop of teal inside. I can't believe you made buttonholes in that fabric... wow...

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