Lekala Patterns – Burberry Inspired Coat

I fell in love with this Coat a few months ago when I saw it on Cara Delevingne !

 I instantly had to make it !
The shape and fit of the coat  was to DIE for !! 
I searched pattern after pattern trying to find the perfect silhouette to make knock off version of the jacket but no luck ! I finally decided to post the jacket as a inspiration pick on Instagram and one of my followers ( katie_and_the_machine) directed me to Lekala Patterns where she had seen the coat . I had never heard of this site so I had to check it out !
The pattern that she suggested was the EXACT coat !! I died … then revived myself and purchased the SUPER cheap pattern from the site ..
Drawings of the coat : 

The pattern was 2.99 , which is the cost of most patterns on that site.
The pattern was a downloable pattern so putting the pieces to together was as it normaly goes for a printable pattern, lots of cutting and taping ! Once I constructed the pattern and got it all cut out I began looking for the perfect fabric ! Most of you may know about my love affair with Fine Fabrics in Norcross Ga , but that is where I found the fabric used for this coat . 
The fabric that I chose was a brown corduroy type fabric . Thats really the best way to describe the look/feel of it … One thing about this store is that they dont really label their fabrics ( besides on each isle) so sometimes its a bit of a guessing game . This fabric was sitting near the Wool area but it doesnt feel like a wool. I loved the texture of the fabric so I decided to get it !
 Let me just say that this coat nearly took me out ! I quickly realized that part of the reason that the cost of the pattern was so cheap is because the instructions are VERY limited ! 
I would categorize this pattern as being advanced . The Princess seams in the front where SUPER difficult for me . The pattern includes very few \”notches\” to help line up the pieces so I really had to use other resources to help construct the coat . This book was a life saver for me ! Since the instructions where very basic I used this book to help set my sleeves the proper way using sleeve heads and shoulder pads. I also used it to help install my lining for the jacket and create my welt pockets!


With the help of these resources it helped make the process a little less painful , but I really wont be rushing to make another from the site in the near future . On the upside , I learned a tremendous amount from constructing this jacket ! It really taught me to appreciate the illustrations and detailed information in sewing instructions now!  🙂

 I LOVE the jacket !
 It is super chic and its honestly only the second coat that Ive made for myself since I began sewing ! 
I used a Challis for the lining with Gold accented reindeer !
I really love this jacket but the construction of it was definitely a SLOW project! 
Until Next Time !! 

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Robin says:

    Lovely–it's the unusual seaming that makes it a standout. Lekala is sketchy on details so it is definitely not for a novice. Your time and effort definitely paid off!


  2. Shun D says:

    Thank you Robin !!


  3. Unknown says:

    WOW!!! Spectacular. This coat is so \”me\”. Great job!


  4. Shun, you did a super terrific job on your coat. The style of the coat is unique and beautiful. Lekala have beautiful patterns, with lovely designs and cheap. Don't be discouraged by the patterns. And at certain time of the year the patterns are free. Lovely coat.


  5. Shun D says:

    Thank you !!!


  6. Shun D says:

    That is great to know !! Thank you !!


  7. Dee says:

    I love this coat! You did an exceptional job! I usually do not make comments but I must give you 2 thumbs up awesome. ThanKS. DEE


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  10. So lovely dress that is. I just love it. I found some excellent fabrics from Spandex Collection in NYC near me which was a nice weight, not too beefy.


  11. Very iconic dresses and Fabrics. These dresses are very inspirational. Thanks for sharing. I found some excellent fabrics from Spandex Collection in NYC near me which was a nice weight, not too beefy.


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