Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Leopard Coat - Vogue 8884

I knew my fall wardrobe needed something big and leopard,  finding just the right fabric was easy  while shopping at Moods Fabrics' Italian Leopard-Print Stretch Cotton Canvas, I just put in leopard into the search box and ta-da up popped this fabulous fabric

 The pattern was an easy on for me to pick,  Vogue 8884, which I had made for a spring coat back on this Mood Sewing Network post.  I used the same construction techniques from the spring coat and knew the fit was good.  That is such a benefit when using a pattern again. I have read on the internet that "leopard is the new neutral"  and I thoroughly agree with this.




My jacket will go with so many things in my fall and winter wardrobe.  I can dress it up, dress it down but this leopard jacket will give whatever I pick a classy look. I saw many leopard coats on especially  this one and like how they look with jeans, sweater and pearls, so that is how I styled mine for today
Mood fabrics' leopard coat using Vogue 8884

  This fabric does have quite a bit of stretch, so when I made my buttonholes I used a corded buttonhole to help the buttonholes keep their shape.  Now let's talk about the lining, you can see a peak of it here, thanks to the fall breeze
Mood fabrics' leopard coat using Vogue 8884

Oh, yes, good pockets on a coat are a must.


It is Mood Fabrics' Mandarin Silk Crepe de Chine , talk about a treat this feels so fabulous and Mood Fabrics' has many colors to choose from. I went with the mandarin for that fall feel and I like how it looks with the leopard, but remember leopard is the new neutral and it will go with anything! mandarin silk crepe de chine


 Now for a full view of this lining

Mood fabrics' leopard coat using Vogue 8884 with silk lining


  My coat will be worn so much this fall, it looks good with the work truck in the background

Mood fabrics' leopard coat using Vogue 8884


  or with all the fall foliage around, which I have to show this picture, it is the prettiest this tree has
 ever looked



 Have a happy fall and hope you sew something leopard.



44 comments:

  1. oh! Stunning coat! You look great, I'm going to need one of those!

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    1. Thank you, it was a fun coat to make.

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  2. I love that coat!! Makes me kinda wish we had a real coat season here.

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    1. Thank you, Debbie, when we are knee deep in snow, you will be smiling that you don't have to wear a coat! LOL

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  3. It looks awesome Lori.

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    1. Oh, thanks so much, Angela.

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  5. I'm so going to make one of these! You look stunning!

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    1. Thanks, Jenny, I can't wait to see yours.

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  6. Thank you, Jenny, have fun making yours, it is a good pattern.

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  7. Gorgeous! The fabric pattern totally makes it :)

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    1. Thank you, and you are so right the fabric is the star.

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  8. A-MAZ-ING!!!! Love it Lori!

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    1. Thanks, Melissa, nice to see your sewing again. I liked your top on PR

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  9. Now I will definitely have to make one!

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    1. Yes, you will Joen :)

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  10. Fabulou jacket. Love the leopard and know that the silk lining makes it a luxury to wear! Great job, as always!

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    1. Thank you, Cissie, the silk is wonderful.

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  11. Your coat is beautiful Lori!

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  12. I knew this was going to be FABULOUS and it is! The red lining is the perfect compliment. Love, love the work truck in the background too! Great pics! Nice work....as always!

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    1. Thank you so much, the lining was a fun choice. There are always work trucks in the background around here. I will tell Kailtyn you liked the photos, she took all of these.

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  13. Lovely coat! I have some different leopard fabrics in my stash, so good to know it's popular this year. I love how you styled it with the pearls.

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    1. Thank you Levone, you will have to use your leopard, it will look great. I do like my pearls :)

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  14. Leopard is the new black and you look great in it. The lining colour is stunning.

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    1. Thank you so much, I appreciate it.

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  15. Oh Lori - this is gorgeous! I was waiting to see how this turned out since you first posted your sewing plans. The silk lining is the perfect contrast too!

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    1. Thank you, Shar, I am so happy I picked that orange color for the lining.

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  16. Lori, another successful sewing project. This one is fabulous! Congrats!!!

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  17. Very cute. The fabric has a nice variation of spots which is lovely and sort of gives the coat movement.

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    1. Thanks Vicki, you are right with the movement.

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  18. Stunning coat...love that leopard print.

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    1. Thank you, Margaret, I love the print, too.

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  19. I love your coat. Simple lines with leopard print fabric=stunning coat! It fits you well and love the bright lining.

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    1. Thank you, LInda, I appreciate it.

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  20. Love Love Love! I hope it's OK if your coat has a doppelganger in Oklahoma.

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    1. Thank you and it will be an honor to have a coat show up in Oklahoma

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  21. Super coat! just love it. Had not thought of using a stretch canvas for a jacket, brilliant idea!

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