June 5 ~ Make It, Wear It! Inspiration

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Sewn by Cecilia, chucha in wien

Cecelia gives us inspiration to just go for it and draft a few of our own patterns!

Pattern: Self-drafted pattern

Pattern Process:I just did it without planning… Just had a pattern for the back, which I took from a vintage coat (from my mum) and the rest (neck, button, front, arms) was quite spontaneous. I just knew I wanted it to be the shape, that I wanted it to be asymmetric, and then I added the rest.


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96 Responses to June 5 ~ Make It, Wear It! Inspiration

  1. Kelly says:

    WOW! It turned out GREAT!

  2. christine says:


  3. Trish B. says:

    That is a cool picture, besides…

  4. liz says:

    awesome color. i love the single button look.

  5. Tiffany S. says:

    Absolutely lovely! I gasped when I saw it.

  6. elle says:

    That is wonderfully clever!

  7. Christine says:

    You are so talented. I love the coat.

  8. Cat says:

    i want that coat

  9. Doris says:

    That’s gorgeous…and impressive!

  10. Krystina says:

    Great coat!

  11. Latrilla says:

    I love coats!!! You have given me more of a push to really take the leap of faith and make my own patterns. I will see what I come up with. Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Kelli says:

    That still seems a little scary to me, but it’s fantastic!

  13. Bethany says:

    Beautiful! I am definitely not confident enough to just wing it!

  14. What a great coat – great style, great color.

  15. Casey says:

    This coat is fabulous!!!! I wish I could just “wing it” like this!

  16. Laura Bozzolo says:

    The neckline is really interesting. I’m curious about what it looks like from the back.

  17. sy says:

    the coat is so pretty, i love the collar

  18. caroline says:

    I adore this coat! I would love to make one for myself :)

  19. Sandra says:

    Very clever not sure I could just spontaneously draft a pattern like that!

  20. Bailey says:

    So cool, I never thought about making a coat!

  21. Brittney says:

    So talented. I like the fit.

  22. amy says:

    Love, love it! I want to make one for myself!!!

  23. sewlindaann says:

    It’s so well done. I think it inspires us to be spontaneously creative and make our own thoughts into reality.

  24. Erin says:

    Gorgeous! You should document it and sell the pattern! ;)

  25. Rebecca says:

    How classic “Audrey Hepburn” = LOVE!

  26. Maggie says:

    so cute and creative!

  27. Rochelle says:

    so pretty! motivating me to sew on this rainy day!!

  28. Peggy Bennett says:

    I love this coat and the asymmetrical style.

  29. Sara says:

    Nice and warm looking, and I like the collar details.

  30. Leisha says:

    Oh wow. That’s absolutely beautiful. I have yet to start making clothes and can only inmagine the work that must have gone into that!!

  31. Robyn Brown says:

    Love that coat!

  32. Joy Mosley says:

    Wow…I love it! I wish I could sew things like that!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  33. Claudia says:

    I just love love love it!
    So beautiful, what a wonderful idea.
    Have a good time.
    Kind regards

  34. Vanessa says:

    Really nice coat! Just wish I could sew something like this, but for the time being i didn’t go any further than T-shirt refashion. That will change soon,though, cause I am bravely going to try a dress for a wedding!

  35. Temima says:

    Really love the cape-like feeling this coat gives!
    I keep meaning to try making a coat, but so far, I’ve always chickened out…

  36. Joke says:

    Ooooh the neckline is great! You did a good job :)

  37. Lynne in NC says:

    Great lines and love the fabric color. Awesome job!

  38. Amy Grant says:

    LOVE the neckline on this coat :)

  39. Rebecca says:


  40. Katrina says:

    This coat really has personality!

  41. Michelle says:

    This is gorgeous-love the color!

  42. Stacey C. says:

    Love this! It would make such a cute outer layer for a mama-to-be with a growing belly!

  43. Mama Lusco says:

    This is great! Nice work.

  44. alisha says:

    This is so very lovely. I lived in Vienna for several years and thought perhaps I was the only young person interested in sewing! Too bad our paths never crossed. :)

  45. Abbi says:

    That is so very cute! Great job!

  46. Kelli says:

    My self-drafts end up in the trash or being scaled down for my daughter…case in point–the top I made for myself yesterday that ended up too short, but I cut a shorter piece of elastic for the top and it’s perfect on my 6-yr-old. I am in awe of those that can make their own patterns and have it turn out!

  47. LFinn says:

    I love the color and the fabric of this coat. Beautiful!

  48. Rosa in the Antipodes says:

    Beautiful! I love the color!

  49. Angelina says:

    That is beautiful!

  50. It looks great!

  51. Sonya M says:

    Great work! I have been self-drafting, but nothing as ambitious as a coat!

  52. Kelly says:

    Such a pretty coat. I love its vintage flair. ~Kelly

  53. Amy says:

    I wish I had the talent to self-draft patterns. I tend to try and then just hate what I have made and leave it in the “to be never finished, but can’t throw it away” pile. One day maybe I will get the hang of it.

  54. 4vs1 says:

    So cute! I look forward to learning more and more about sewing so that one day I can design my own clothes too! Great creativity!

  55. Ramona says:

    I love the coat. I have self made patterns for my kids but never myself. I’m not sure I am that brave.

  56. What a beautiful coat!

  57. Angela says:

    Wow, you’ve got talent. I like the color and the fabric you chose.

  58. Becky says:

    wow … that is IMPRESSIVE. And very pretty.

  59. Claire says:

    Wow! I wish I could sew something like that.

  60. Marcia W. says:

    Wonderful color for the coat.

  61. I love this, so beautiful.

  62. Melissa says:


  63. Bonnie says:

    great job on the coat, so hard to believe you made it without a pattern, I would never attempt that.

  64. mrs.jp says:

    Oh, now that’s something I might can manage. I’m going to try that because I love the freedom of a poncho but not dragging it over my head! Brilliant!

  65. JJ says:

    Pretty, love the color also!

  66. Leisel says:

    Love it!

  67. omama says:

    Wow. I am stunned. Very successful use of asymmetry.

  68. Trish says:

    Really lovely. Well done. It looks fab on you. x

  69. Desiree says:

    nice job! i don’t think i have the guts to do that, especially with such a big project.

  70. Kimberly says:

    Beautiful! I’m so impressed.

  71. Jody says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  72. Corrie says:

    Wow. This is amazing! I wish I could do that.

  73. Laurel says:

    I like!

  74. Ginger says:

    cute coat!

  75. alma curtis says:

    beautiful simply beautiful coat

  76. Liz Noonan says:

    love it! the color and style are perfect for you!

  77. wendy says:

    That’s gorgeous!!! (I’m afraid to self-draft…)

  78. Sade says:

    Lovely inspiration.

  79. Judi B says:

    I wish I was that brave to make my own patterns on the fly.

  80. Lark says:

    Very cool style!!! Love the retro look!

  81. Monika says:

    I love it! Wonderful! :)

    The big button in the front and all! :)

    I was just looking for inspirations for my new jacken or coat…

    I have that funny feelling, that it might be a bit like this one. ;)

    A similar process for the design… since I am always to spontaneous to plan and design patterns long beforehand and like simple patterns.


  82. Susanne says:

    I love this coat, well done!

  83. Annika says:

    Oh my gosh, that neckline!

  84. Katie says:

    self drafted? WOW!

  85. Nicole N. says:

    Your coat is beautiful! Everything I self-draft ends up in my sewing room closet on the floor in a heap!

  86. katevet says:

    So inapiring! I love it!

  87. Tong Yu says:

    Lovely! I love the neck and the asymmetry of it!

  88. Andi says:

    Wow! Once again I am so inspired by sewers who can design their own patterns. This is one amazing coat!

  89. Caroline says:

    Neat! I like the color.

  90. Cara says:

    I absolutely love this coat! What a great job =)

  91. QSOgirl says:


  92. Jennifer S. says:

    Yes! This is more the way I like to roll… however it rarely (never?) comes out looking that nice!

  93. marilyn podoll says:

    How creative! I have a blouse that I love and wish I had a pattern of it. I want to deconstuct it to make a pattern but on the other hand I don’t want to deconstruct it.

  94. Beth says:

    That is lovely!! I know I don’t have the confidence to wing it that much! Wish I did – maybe with more practice!

  95. Lisa says:

    Nice job! I don’t think I’d be brave enough to venture on my own. Very inspiring.

  96. Adeline Lim says:

    Wow! Love that it is asymmetrical, love the neckline and love the color too!

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