The “Edie, 1967” Coat
⁃ Fabric: 3m wool, 2m lining, interfacing
⁃ Pattern: Vogue 7239
⁃ Year: 1967
⁃ Notions: 3 buttons
⁃ Time to complete: several weeks in October
⁃ First worn: end of October
⁃ Wear again? Since it’s been cold, I haven’t stopped wearing it!
⁃ Total price: ~30EUR = 7EUR/m for wool (21EUR), $2.50/m China Silk Poly for lining (5 EUR), interfacing, thread, etc…
Pattern – I won this pattern from a giveaway on the Seamless Blog, and will give it away once this is published. Look out for a blog post from me if you’re interested in entering the giveaway.
I loved the pattern. There is one funny bit around the neckline, and the finishing of the neck band, but other from that it was smooth sailing. I had help from the Threads book on tailoring, and my Claire Schaeffer’s fabric guide book. I was set. I didn’t have to change a thing in the pattern except length of the sleeves and hem. That was nice!
Here are some of the inner workings…
groovy pocket fabric
I had a lot of fun working on this coat and once it was finished, I realized this one was a true keeper. I’ve been wearing it regularly ever since. The coat reminds me of Edie Sedgwick for some reason. Something about my haircut these days, perhaps?