Sunday, 30 June 2013

The winter sewing project | Part one

My winter sewing project is the re-creation of two coats worn by Miss Fisher in the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries series. This coat was worn in the episode Raisins & Almonds.

I had no hope of 
A) actually replicating the coat, or
B) making anything in a 1920's style that would be flattering to wear. I'm not suited to the era, body-shape-wise.

My version of this coat has a faux-fox fur collar, is fitted about the waist with no belt, and does not come with a matching skirt. The length is about the same as the original but with a flared skirt.  The fabric is wool and it's very warm.

Pattern is Vogue 8346.


It's lined in steel grey-blue silk, used from a silk sari.


After being absent for a few weeks I'll be catching up on blogs, responding to comments and repaying the compliment to new followers over the next few days.

Parts two and three of the winter sewing project coming soon!



  1. I always forget that you are in opposite temperatures than me. I love this coat and the inspiration photos!

  2. I love everything about this jacket, the way it fits, the material, the luxurious collar, and the fact that you made it, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    I want and need one.

  3. Ahh, I love this coat to pieces, Dame!!! This is fab. And your hair is so vibrant. Oh, if I had the guts to dye my hair in such a bold color. :-/

  4. That jacket is amazing! You did a great job on it.

    1. By the way I nominated you for a Liebster Award. Be sure to check out my blog.

  5. Well, I reckon it's pretty damned identical to those few pix!
    I love it! You are a bloody good seamstress, darl! It looks super cute and snuggly on!

  6. Psst...hop on over to my blog. I've nominated you for the Liebster award! :)

  7. Fantastic winter frock - I just adore how the bottom flare out a little (so charmingly peplum-ish!), and the plush, bury-your-face-in-it-all-season-long collar. You look like you'd be warm enough in that to handle a Canadian winter! :)

    ♥ Jessica

    *PS* Thank you very much for both of your splendidly nice blog comments today, dear gal. Indeed, while the situation with our basement is far from fun, it could have been so much worse, and my heart breaks for those who have lost their homes (and/or most of their belongings) due to all the recent Canadian floods.

    *PSS* Aww, thanks! I have that same belt in red, and am thinking I'll sport if for a Christmas season look this year - one would be hard pressed to find a more fitting belt for December than one with a big red bow. :)

  8. How absolutely fabulous! I love the shaping you did and the faux fur around your face and hair color are beautifully paired! Great job, this looks ridiculously difficult to make!

  9. You made this??? You are so talented! I bow before your expertise! It looks absolutely wonderful on you!

  10. Wooow, you are talented! This coat is soo beautiful Ö
    And your hair is amazing!!!


  11. This is a stunning coat and it's stunning on you!