Sunday, December 13, 2015

Me and My Cow Coat

~ mmmm ~
We got a thing going on.


After much hemming and hawing (now there's a turn of phrase), I eventually settled down with a simple, straight forward coat pattern for my faux fur.   McCall's 7257, view D.  Although I did make it bigger.  Who wants a skinny cow coat?!   I used some scrap zebra flannel for the pockets (hehe).  And made a removable collar/ scarf per Rhonda's suggestions here.  So cute.


~ ooo, ooo, and the lining... ~
is deep purple satin!  For some reason the color is not coming through in these shots.  Must be that mustard wall.  And what is that thing revealed underneath?  Well, I'll just tell you right now.



~ it's a flannel shirt, mmmm  ~

I just love flannel shirts.  Made from another Tina Givens pattern called Archie.  I played around with configuring the collar so it looks really cool instead of dorky.  But you can't really tell here.  so...


~ Trippen Dream Boots, the Happy Collection via ebay ~

The skirt is from a Katherine Tilton pattern, made a long while ago, Vogue 8837.

And that, my friends, are two out of three of my latest sewing adventures with the new Viking in town.  With many more in the wings (I imagine).

I'm even early for Patti and the Visibles at Not Dead Yet Style (yay).  Hope to see you gorgeous gals there.  And almost late for Catherine's I will wear what I like faux fur party.  Simply must get these Trippens to Cherie's Shoe and Tell too.

p.s.  faux fur and lining is from Fabric MartAlthough they are out of those fabrics now, they are my favorite online source for great prices, fast service, and interesting fabrics.    

Vogue Fabrics is where my Viking Sewing Machine came from and the black knit with silver slivers fabric for my skirt.  They have a lousy website, but the store is close by (too close by) and they are unique and friendly.

p.p.s.  thanks to Sara for her photo-ing, great as ever.
 

20 comments:

  1. Mooooo!! Absolutely fab outfit, pao. I covet your flannel shirt in particular. Well done!

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  2. Holy cow! (you knew I'd say that, right?) That coat is a MASTERPIECE!! Your flannel top is a MASTERPIECE. And those Trippens...! Awesome head-turning outfit, Pao. Your Viking seems to be working - heh. Keep on sewing!!

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    1. You must be an artist to say such things. (Not the Holy Cow, but the other stuff...) No surprise, you are a ONE OF A KIND, MASTERPIECE of an ARTIST!

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  3. That is the most glamorous flannel shirt ever in the history of the world!
    Prepare for many compliments on your coat. I made a leopard print one eons ago and it is still complimented. People respond to fur.
    Glad to see you can balance on your shoes. I feel teetery from here, but they look amazing. Thanks for the fabric shop tip. Will keep it in mind! Xo Jazzy Jack

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    1. Glamorous flannel is practically an oxymoron (is that the word?). You know I never wear heels, so these shoes are way comfy. Really like platforms, the heel is only an inch or so higher than the rest, and its wide.

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  4. You're back, yay! Loooove the cow coat with zebra pockets and your very fly flannel shirt. Looking fabulous, you. xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Yes, my sewing lay off is over! Cows, zebras and flies. Oh my.

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  5. Mooove over Cruella de Ville. This coat is fabulous. And the sox and the shoes and the flannel shirt. Yay!!! The Viking has found a happy new home.

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    1. No cows were harmed in the making of this here coat. And your Dottie Angel is divine, by the way.

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  6. love the first pic - you and the coat snuggling :-)
    simple cut are always the best for faux fur - especially such with cool "un-natural" texture or print like yours. well done with the lining!
    and it is the proof your new machine is working well :-)
    the whole outfit is fab!!!
    xxxxx

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    1. I'm still trying to live up to my newfangled sewing machine. There's most definitely a learning curve.

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  7. That coat is insane, I adore it! You could smuggle cats in that making it a double win in my books.
    How cool are those shoes? Wow! x

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    1. My orange cats would be so easy to spot in it. And yes, I can even wear these shoes, Vix.

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  8. ...um...I really do say Holy Cow, so you're hearing authenticity here....HOLY COW! LOL. I adore your coat Pao! It is too much FUN! want want want And yes...I love the flannel, the skirt, tights and THOSE SHOES! The concept of a removable collar is pretty genius. I'm checking out the link to Rhonda.

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    1. I luv the little collar with the black velvet ribbon ties ending with cow fur pom-poms. Thanks to Rhonda for the inspiration and the how-to.

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  9. Another stellar ensemble! You always surprise and amaze. The black and white combinations sing! I am in love with Trippen boots, so must start exploring on ebay.

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    1. Oh yes, you and Trippen boots would be quite stylish, Judith.

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  10. Those would be my Trippen Dream Boots too! I LOVE the cow coat and the flannel shirt. So much black and white awesomeness.

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  11. Aaaahh!!!! Awesome!!!!! I want everything. I've been reorganizing my sewing space and stash, resolved to try a few patterns this year (love looking at the ones you use), and now praying for the time. Thank you for continuing to post through life's thick and thin. Seeing you is like main-lining a jolt of pure inspiration, the only thing that seems to work these days. Bless you. XXOO

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