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Guest Garment

September 5th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

I’ve been a bad blogger; I’ve been sewing, and there are items in my queue going back to April, but life has interfered, and computer glitches mean that I’ve also lost access to a lot of images. Sigh. One day, I’ll get things back on track.

In the meantime. I’d like to share this marvelous coat, made by Sandra V. It’s the Au Bonheur des Petites Mains 20013.  (The company, sadly, no longer exists.)  Sandra has done a fantastic job with this pattern, and I’m thrilled to share her version here, with her permission, as she doesn’t have a blog.

Here’s Sandra’s finished coat. You might think it looks a bit like my version — which is correct, sort of — but a look at the details tells a different story.  Sandra’s taken similar elements, and made a very different, really wonderful coat!

Here’s the back view:

And the hood:

Sandra’s used two beads and a bar on the adjustable line on the hood. I love the way she’s made a utilitarian feature into something so attractive.

A similar bead turns up on the sleeves, along with a leather button:

Sandra’s welt pockets are trimmed in leather (tricky, and a beautiful job!):

Love, love, love Sandra’s closures!  She’s used unmatched leather buttons (tying in with her pocket trim, of course), and beads across the front:

Sandra’s collar is a lot softer than mine, and it’s a marvelous look.

One element both versions share is the combination of a rather traditional fabric with the quite-untraditional Au Bonheur styling; the combination is absolutely great . . . as is the opportunity to change things up with creative closures and accents.

Sandra’s in Australia; it’s still cool enough in spring that she’ll be able to wear her coat a bit before the summer arrives. Temperatures are still very high where I am, but Sandra’s version of this wonderful coat has me longing to wear mine.

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  1. anja
    November 4th, 2012 at 08:04 | #1

    Dearest noile, I´ve just been thinking of you and not knowing whether there is still any spam problem with my mail address I thought better get in touch ab-using your comment-form on this blog. Are you fine? All the best, Anja

  2. September 19th, 2012 at 14:27 | #2

    Beautiful coat! I love the mix between the traditional color/texture for a winter coat and the updated details.

  3. September 14th, 2012 at 05:24 | #3

    Sandra’s work is always so well made!

  4. Shams
    September 5th, 2012 at 10:24 | #5

    I ADORE this jacket. Sandra did a stunning, stunning job with it!!!!

    • September 5th, 2012 at 12:00 | #6

      She really did! Au Bonheur, and took it up a notch, to boot! Her work is excellent; I’ve encouraged her to start a blog, but (perhaps quite sensibly) she would rather spend time sewing. Hmmm . . .

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