Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Finished Lady Grey!


Look, it's done! I got to wear my Lady Grey for the first time yesterday, and I felt both cozy and fabulous. Even better, it fills a big gap in my wardrobe—I needed something heavier than my navy cotton jacket and lighter than my red winter coat.

Here's a closer shot. I decided that it required at least two brooches, preferably three.

And the back!
Hey, look! I actually bought a handbag. Gone are the days of free tote bags as my purse. It's made out of leather and everything. I feel so grown-up.
Well, after so thoroughly documenting the making of a garment, there's really not much more to say.

I'm looking forward to seeing all the other Lady Greys in the Flickr pool!

67 comments:

  1. Ohmigosh! That looks fabulous! I'd love to make that one day when my sewing skills are better.

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  2. Love Love Love it! Your hard work has paid off. One day I will have enough corage/skill to take on a coat project! x

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  3. Fabulous! I've been behind with mine but have got a free weekend (no kids, no husband!!)so maybe I'll have one to show soon too. Thanks so much for all your work on this - I've learnt so much x

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  4. Wow Gertie, its so stylish! I love your fabric, it really does add class to the jacket. Maybe yours should be a duchess grey. lol!

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  5. Wow, that looks fantastic! Haven't been able to sew in weeks (or do the Sew-Along) and just looking at your jacket really makes me pine for my machine! Nice bag too!

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  6. Looking gooooood!

    I love how different the Lady Grey looks in a patterned fabric. I'm so close to finishing mine. Thanks for doing this sew-along, it also helped me fill a gap I had in my coat options :)

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  7. That is a really lovely version. It looks so snuggly. The fabric looked a bit bulky during the make, but it clearly works. Amazing with the brooches! Now, where are those extra long gloves...

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  8. I have kept up with your posts and I know you spent a lot of time on the collar and lapel and they are lovely! What a terrific flattering coat.

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  9. Fabulous coat! And, handbag is cute also!

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  10. Wow! What a beautiful coat! I have loved following along with your sew-along, even though I didn't participate I saved all of your posts for the future, thanks so much for sharing so much information and tips :):) Great job!!

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  11. You look fabulous! I love all the colors with the coat.

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  12. Gosh that looks great. I'm a little/lot sad that I didn't participate maybe I'll do it another time.

    You must tell me where those fab pink shoes are from as well! Please!

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  13. It looks fantastic! I really love how you can tell all the (hard work ;) tailoring paid off with the fit and overall drape of the jacket. Really, really beautiful work, Gertie! I love that handbag too--the color is so cheerful!

    ♥ Casey | blog

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  14. That coat is fab-O. You did a great job. Your documenation and explation was great. This is more than advance for me, but maybe some day.

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  15. It's freakin fabulous!

    ~Sewjourner

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  16. It's lovely Gertie! I love the way the lines show up in the center back seam!

    Thanks for all your help on this! You rock! Now for that vacay...

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  17. Even though I haven't been sewing along, I've been watching, and your coat is GORGEOUS! Well done!

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  18. I don't sew, but I started following your blog when i took a sewing class/and was looking into vintage clothing. I'm hooked to your blog. I have to say, I don't watch fashion runway either, but I would in a second if you were a contestant. You're awsome.

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  19. I love it! It looks like you paid an absolute fortune for it! Your hard work paid off! :)

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  20. Beautiful! I'm a little behind on this, but hopefully I'll be able to add the finished product to the flicker pool in a couple weeks. :)

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  21. Yay! Soo pretty. I love all the color accents you're wearing too.

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  22. Seriously your outfit here is stellar. Way to combat the oncoming cold with a purple dress and hot pink shoes!

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  23. Where's the shot of the super-lux inside? Great job!

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  24. Wow!! Lovely job!! Thanks so much for sharing all your tips making these lovely vintage patterns. When I finally get around to making some myself I love that I will have your tutorials to come back to as reference. I adore your look, you are so cute!!

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  25. Looks amazing!! Congrats!
    (love the purse, too!)

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  26. It goes so chicly with the purse! Beautiful coat. And I know how hard it was to make :-)

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  27. It's gorgeous!! It turned out fabulously, all of your hard work really shows. It's been inspiring watching the sew-along and learning tailoring techniques first-hand.. I really want to tailor a coat now! Thanks for putting together such an awesome sew-along (even though I just watched from the bleachers :) )

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  28. AHH!!! It's so gorgeous!! I'm not near completing mine, but I absolutely cannot wait. Thank you sooo sooo very much for all your tutorials and tips along the way!

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  29. You've done an amazing job, Gertie! It looks so great, and perfectly fitted! You must be oh, so pleased with the final result. And thank you so much for making the sew-along tutorials! They will be extremely useful for a lot of people (including me), I'm sure!

    YOU look great!

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  30. OOHH!!! YOu look great! I your coat is great!!

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your post explaining how to sew it, I've learned a lot! of course my coat is not as well done as yours but at least I tryed, I hope to finish it this week and then upload the pictures to flirck.

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  31. Fabulous!!!!! You look absolutely stunning in your beautiful coat.

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  32. oh gertie, it looks absolutely stunning! thank you again, so so so much, for posting such wonderful tutorials and detailed pictures so that we have an opportunity to make coats too :) your blog is very inspiring and i can't even begin to articulate how much i appreciate the information that you are willing to share (and just how cute you are and how perfect all your projects turn out!)

    sarai really should consider making your lady grey the picture for the pattern. it is wonderful!

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  33. It's just delightful! I love the collar structure. Gosh the tailoring is just so impeccable. Gorgeous. And those pink shoes....Those are seriously just the ticket with that coat. You look like a million dollars. Seriously.

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  34. Your jacket turned out lovely! Can't wait to see the pics of everyone's jackets on Flickr. Myself...still running behind but hope to have it done this weekend.

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  35. The coat is gorgeous, Gertie!!!! You look fantastic!!!

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  36. I love those shoes. I'm behind on my Lady Grey-- my goal is to be done by Thanksgiving (er, Christmas maybe?) The sew along has been fabulous. I've learned so much- thanks!

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  37. It's exquisitely executed, congratulations!! I didn't participate in this round of sew-along (my college schedule leaves some free time to be desired), but I'm afraid to say that I think the cut of this coat is very unflattering.. You're gorgeous! It's just so boxy and the lapels make everything look.. well, bigger! I guess I couldn't see it in the pattern model. I hope whatever the next sew along is, there's both an emphasis on style AND flattering cut, because I think this time you may have leaned too far towards the former.

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  38. all that time effort paid off, it's lovely, looks great and I really like your choice of fabric

    xx Ruby Slippers
    www.rubyslippersvintage.blogspot.com

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  39. I love it! The fabric was such a great choice.

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  40. This is stunning! I have been following all your construction posts, although it will be some time before I feel my skills are up to making a jacket like that. It is inspiring to see the amount of work that you have put into it and to see your enjoyment in wearing it

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  41. Your workmanship is astounding! The garment is stunning and the fit is excellent. Congratulations and thanks for sharing. I look forward to something in my skill range to join in with.

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  42. You look wonderful in your coat!!! Thank you so much for stretching my brain and my skills. There are a whole lot of "firsts" incorporated in this coat. Hopefully mine will be finished before Christmas (lol).

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  43. What a wonderful work you did?

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  44. Don't agree with Hanorah, IMO there is no way the coat could be described as "boxy". And for my personal taste, emphasising up top is good for balancing down below. Lovely coat, Gertie, I hope you wear it a lot!

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  45. Thanks for all your fantastic tips Gertie. I look forward to reading your posts again next time I sew a coat. And your coat is gorgeous by the way.

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  46. Hello
    May I say how happy I am to have found your blog (via Sew Retro). I shall devour your sewing tip and admire your projects.

    I wonder if you can help me locate a vintage pattern for a slip, like Liz Taylor as Maggie in Cat On a HTR

    thanks

    Suzy Wong

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  47. It's sew cute! And congrats on becoming a grown up

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  48. Looks fantastic! I'm so excited to refer to all the tutorial posts and make my own next year.

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  49. I think your coat looks lovely. Hopefully I'll be able to get back to my LG coat soon. Thank you for keeping such detailed posts. I will definitely refer to your blog when I am ready to resume LG.

    Random thought...I'm your 2000th follower! Woot!

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  50. Yay, Lynelle, thank you for doing the honors! 2000! Woo hoo!

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  51. oh my, it looks AMAZING. God, it came together SO well. And as always, I love your glasses and lipstick. You are ridiculously cute.

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  52. I have that same purse and I love it! I also loved reading about the sew-a-long.... Still looks too advanced for me but you did such a great job!

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  53. What a gorgeous lady grey. I hope you are enjoying it.

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  54. Aww, that's cute; your comment about having a leather purse and all. ;-: :) :)

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Thanks for your comments; I read each and every one! xo Gertie

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