1940s-inspired Winter Princess Coat

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Faux fur, wool blend and lining.

I started this project last winter, and this year in March I finally finished it. I had wanted to make a pretty winter coat for ages, but the real inspiration came when I found the fantastic  lining on sale. The choice of fabric and faux fur after that was all to match the lining (don’t you usually do it the other way round?^^). It took me forever of looking at patterns and pictures of 1940s princess coats to finally decide on the cut. An then many fitting and remodellings before I was satisfied with the silhouette. It ended up more as more of a 1940s+Victorian mix, but hey, I like both periods! I drafted everything myself from modified dress and sleeve pattern pieces. And yay, the hat from my Clara Oswin Oswald Governess Cosplay matches!

1950s dress underneath and late 1940s shoes on my feet!

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The fur collar can be wrapped around the neck.

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Metal zipper on the side ends at the waist.

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Pleats make the sleeves puff out.

Christmas Lolita Winter Coat

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Santa Claus meets lolita fashion! My friend Marson loves Christmas, and last winter, she wanted a fabulous winter coat. Unfortunately, there was no snow left when we had the photo shoot, but let’s pretend that the tree in the background is a Christmas tree!

The design is inspired by winter coats in the Classic Lolita style. (Lolita is a Japanese sub culture and fashion style with many subgroups that, among other things, draws inspiration from Victorian fashion, the 18th century and porcelain dolls.)

As you can see in the photos, Marson is quite skilled at makeup. She recently started her own Youtube-channel, check it out!

The pattern is, true to my usual method, assembled using other patterns and changed a bit. Here, I used bits from a Lolita dress, a shirt and the hood from a gugel. I found the pretty lining as a just big enough remnant piece, lucky! The fluff is fake fur and the outer material is madder red wool fabric. The most difficult thing making this coat was working with the fluff. As soon as I started cutting it, the fibers got stuck on EVERYTHING. Be sure to have lots of lint rollers available when working with such materials!

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Fluff, lining and button.

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Close-up of the hood.

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The belt.

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