June 2 ~ Make It, Wear It! Inspiration

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Sewn by Sunni, The Cupcake Goddess

Sunni was a pattern tester for the Lady Grey Coat from Colette Patterns. She wrote all about her experiences with the pattern (which she absolutely loved) on her blog.

Pattern: Lady Grey Coat from Colette Patterns

Material: A heavy cotton fabric with the weave and texture of burlap.


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122 Responses to June 2 ~ Make It, Wear It! Inspiration

  1. Nakia says:

    Oh my gosh! I absolutely love this coat. Beautiful!

  2. Adin says:

    I just bought the pattern this afternoon! Oh my gosh! I can’t wait to see the pattern and look for the perfect fabrics to start sewing it. Wish me luck and hope I can pull it off! 🙂 Thanks for sharing. Awesome jacket!

  3. Adin says:

    I love this coat! I might just buy the pattern. Oh boy! Love it! 🙂

  4. Dayna says:

    This is fabulous!

  5. Michele says:

    Love it!

  6. maggie says:

    I love this pattern, I don’t feel advanced enough to tackle it, but maybe someday!

  7. Vanessa says:

    Nice coat! I want one for me!! 🙂

  8. LFinn says:

    Um, I LOVE this coat!!! Maybe if I start now, I will have it ready by the winter…

  9. Gorgeous coat. Even if I don’t get around to sewing something for myself this month, you lot are persuading me that my wardrobe needs to be a lot more stylish…

  10. katevet says:

    so cute!

  11. Barb in MI says:

    I guess that means I finally have to get the ‘Shearwater Kaftan’ (by Make it perfect) pattern out and start sewing. Thanks for the motivation – and the giveaway! Haven’t sewn cloting in years – will see how it turns out…

  12. mariebayarea says:


  13. Rebecca says:

    Gorgeous and very feminine!

  14. amy says:

    What a cute coat. DOn’t know if I have it in me to try it but . . . maybe someday.

  15. Courtney says:

    This coat is fabulous, and I LOVE the color!

  16. Joke says:

    I’d love to have a coat like that, it’s so elegant!

  17. PeachRainbow says:


  18. Tammy says:

    Too cute! I want one.

  19. Kelly Kingdon says:

    In a word. Elegant.

    I’m so buying this pattern!


  20. SusanQ says:

    Even before morning coffee that coat take the cake!

  21. KTseams says:

    Love the coat, maybe it’s time to try my hand at making my own! Can never find anything this gorgeous in RTW!

  22. Brittney says:

    Talented. Really like the color.

  23. alisha says:

    Love it! And that’s such a darling photo.

  24. Adrienne says:

    I’m up for the challenge and plan to sew a dress for my daughter. I love this coat, by the way!

  25. DebbieKL says:

    What a fun coat!

  26. WOW!!! I just love this!

  27. ~Helena~ says:


  28. Claire says:

    That coat is too cute!

  29. Liz says:

    Sewing a coat is now going on my goals list!

  30. Sheetal says:

    sigh, one day I WILL sew me a coat!

  31. I love that coat!!

  32. Heidi says:

    What a great jacket, I wonder if I’m up to the challenge of making clothes for myself.

  33. Marci Girl says:

    That is a very classy jacket! It doesn’t get cold enough in South Louisiana to warrant me making a jacket though!!!

  34. Claire says:


  35. Unity says:

    I wish I had the fabric to make that coat. 🙂

  36. Latrilla says:

    I can’t take it anymore! You are giving me such a challenge with all these lovely inspiring ideas. I have to hurry and submit my photos!

  37. Jackie says:

    that coat is absolutely bearutiful, i would love to try sew it but am intimidated. maybe i will feast my eyes on that fabulousness.

  38. Aicha says:

    So stylish and unique – love it!

  39. Tiina says:

    That’s really lovely coat.

  40. Rhoda says:

    Looks great …my DD ‘owns’ the coat I made myself last winter.

  41. Katrina says:

    I love the collar!

  42. Trish B. says:

    wow! i’ve never sewn a coat but maybe I should try!

  43. Liz says:

    squee! so purty!

  44. Rochelle says:

    Love the color! Love the style!

  45. Kristin says:

    Very nice!!

  46. Cat says:

    Oh Myyyyy I love it. I definitely want to make it.


  47. Ginger says:

    nice coat!

  48. Tracey says:

    love it. I just happen to be starting a school house tunic – my first real top project. Who knew i’d start just at the right time!

  49. Ramona says:

    oh my! That coat is wonderful.

  50. GigiElle says:

    Love that coat (then again, I love all coats!) Alas, they don’t have the pattern in my size… maybe some day I will make it for a willing guinea pig… er… volunteer!

  51. Lisa says:

    I had seen the pattern but was worried it was too much for me, but I love the way you described your process, and your coat looks fabulous!

  52. Shelly says:

    I have great plans – hopefully they’ll come to fruition. Thanks for the challenge!

  53. Tarrah says:

    I have sewn two dresses for my DD#2 today! Super excited about the contest!! Love the coat, btw!

  54. Jenn B says:

    I love that coat!!!!! That is absolutely fabulous and would be so much fun to wear!

  55. Freda says:

    That is so cute! I want to get this pattern!

  56. qsogirl says:

    fantastic coat! I wonder if I would look as good in it… I’ll check out the pattern 🙂

  57. Pam says:

    Love the lapels and color! Very pretty.

  58. Katie says:

    Wow, this is gorgeous! I especially love it with those gloves!

  59. Kelli says:

    I would love to wear that coat! I’d be so proud of myself for making something that nice-looking!

  60. nopinkhere says:

    Almost makes me wish I could pull that off. But I live in central Texas and rarely need a coat.

  61. Sade says:

    That’s an amazing interpretation of the pattern!

  62. Jenny says:

    That is a gorgeous coat!!

  63. Doris says:

    What a fabulous coat!

  64. Andi says:

    Great colour! Making myself a coat is definitely on my list for this month.

  65. Amber F. says:

    Lovely! I just wish I had somewhere to go so I could wear a jacket like this.

  66. Marcia W. says:

    Cute coat.

  67. sy says:

    oh wow the coat is so pretty *_*

  68. Jessica says:

    What a great coat. Thanks for the inspiration!

  69. Amanda says:

    That is a gorgeous coat. A must have!

  70. AmyP says:

    Great shape and wonderful colour.

  71. Desiree says:

    how beautiful. I would love to make this… or at least have it.

  72. kate C. says:

    Wow! this is a really stylish coat! Off to your blog to read more about it…

  73. Carla says:

    cute! but its always so HOT here in FL!

  74. Jennifer S. says:

    Wow – that’s an epic!

  75. Angela says:

    I love her version of this jacket/coat!!

  76. It looks great and I love the color!

  77. Sara says:

    2 ways to win that is awfully nice of you girls!!

  78. Amy Hodge says:

    This coat is really gorgeous. Love the vibrant green!

  79. Sara says:

    What a great coat!

  80. Elizabeth says:

    Oooh, what a stylist coat! I love the color too!

  81. Morgan says:

    That coat is too lovely to wear in the rain. 🙂

  82. Claire says:

    Wow, that is gorgeous!

  83. Margie Bennett says:

    Oh I better get to sewing as I really want a subscription to Ottobre or a Singer machine!! That coat is gorgeous!!!

  84. Cat says:

    That is a super cute coat!

  85. mjb says:

    I love this coat! I have a tunic almost finished, so I’ll have to enter it in the photo pool.

  86. Hilda says:

    Oh I love this coat… my sister and I are going to try making it together this summer!

  87. Sara says:

    I love that the Colette pattterns have such a wide range of sizes. I LOVE this coat!!

  88. Liz says:

    What a lovely coat!

  89. Corvus says:

    I love the dramatic collar.

  90. Katie says:

    Gorgeous. I love the color you chose.

  91. Aparna Mulgund says:

    love it. thanks

  92. Serena says:

    That is the most gorgeous coat!!! I must have that pattern!

  93. Karen H says:

    That coat is drop dead gorgeous! I LOVE everything about it. 🙂

  94. Marigold says:


  95. Athena says:

    Love it!

  96. Sonya M says:

    Lovely pattern, and great fabric choice!

  97. Rebecca says:

    Best version of this coat I have seen.

  98. that’s really beautiful…

  99. Trina says:

    I’m so excited about the theme for this month! Great stuff so far!

  100. Jean says:

    the coat looks great!

  101. Mama Lusco says:

    Looking forward to this month’s posts!

  102. kate says:

    Colette patterns are lovely – I’m eager to try one.

  103. Celeste says:

    This is fabulous!

  104. Tong says:

    LOVE the coat, it looks great and I love the colour she chose for it! Thanks for sharing!

  105. mrs.jp says:

    That is beautiful. I want to make something that doesn’t look so homemade. Like that coat! Wow, that’s some great sewing.

  106. Janessa says:

    Love it!! I want to make this!

  107. Angela says:

    I love everything I’ve seen made with Colette patterns. This is no exception. Lovely!

  108. Andria says:

    This coat is absolutely gorgeous!

  109. Leisel says:

    Beautiful coat! I want one. . .

  110. Laree says:

    Love that color! Too bad I’d look like a stuffed sausage in that style though.

  111. Layla says:

    I love the color of that coat! I’m excited to try a colette pattern soon, I’ve got the sencha.

  112. Juliette R. says:

    how fun!

  113. Morgan says:

    Oh wow that is beautiful!

  114. Kate says:

    That is gorgeous! I especially love the pleat she added at the elbow.

  115. mon ami says:

    this is beautiful! I just ordered my first patterns from colette last week and I can’t wait for them to arrive.

  116. Melissa H. says:

    Love that coat!!

  117. Krystina says:

    Really beautiful!

  118. Jennifer Singer says:

    That’s a beautiful coat! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

  119. That is lovely! I especially like the colour of fabric she used. 🙂

  120. Katie B says:


  121. Kimberly says:

    That is exquisite!

  122. Heidi C says:

    Oh. Em. Gee.
    I am buying this pattern immediately.
    Thanks for sharing this!!

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