Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Vogue Coat- Actual Progress?!?

Here is a post where I lamented my lack of progress on my vintage Vogue 775. It chronicles the years that have passed since I bought that beautiful pattern at an estate sale in Oregon. The wool came from Mood in New York later and I managed to do a muslin and cut and underline all of the pieces before we moved to Chicago, ahem, two and a half years ago. 

Finally, a week or so before Thanksgiving, I finally started sewing the coat together. Having made a muslin, it came together quickly and easily. 
 Sorry for the mediocre phone pictures, but I was just taking them to show my mom my progress. I have the shell completed, but I am currently debating the addition of the cuffs and the double collar. I think they may look a tad costumey. That will be for a later post.
 It has that cool button detail where the buttons make an inverted V, but I still need to find 15 buttons to do that. I saw these as Jo-Ann and I might consider them. They are made to look like vintage brass buttons and are metal. I think they would maybe look nice with the blue.
Hopefully I will find some buttons and a lining that I like and maybe finish this coat THIS WINTER!
 Whoo hoo!


  1. That is going to be one beautiful coat when you finish...I like the buttons you found at Joann's they would look great with the fabric!

  2. I was wondering about this coat the other day, when I dedicated a post to you: http://vintageorbust.blogspot.com/2013/11/my-very-own-mollys-ews.html
    I hope you finish it someday, it is so beautiful!

    1. Haha, I saw that but I was on my phone and it makes it such a pain to comment. So funny, you very own Ew!


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