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Circle coat by PrincessLea-CCC Circle coat by PrincessLea-CCC
This one is a relic, compared to all the other stuff I made.
Back in highschool in the 4th year ('07-'08), we had textile classes and one year the assignment was to make a piece of clothing out of a circle of fabric. Everyone decided to make either a skirt or a dress, I decided, "Pfsh, wussies. I'm gonna make a coat!". BEST idea in my highschool history <3

This is basically just one big circle of a heavy, black, woolen fabric of which I forgot the diameter. My guess it's somewhere around 1.60 meters. And aside from the armholes, I don't think I cut out anything. I stitched a lot but I didn't cut anything out.
Together with my mom, I completely modelled it directly on my body. I actually think I got a 9 or a 9.5 on it (they grade from 1, which is really bad but barely happens- the lowest you mostly get is a 4, to 10- which barely happens as well xD ), only because I was a tad late with handing it in. :')

Looking back on it now, it was a really interesting experience, especially because back then, I didn't know the first thing about sewing techniques. Some parts didn't come out as nicely as I would've wanted them to be (for example, the armholes around the wrists are a bit too tight to be comfortable) and I had to use three extra push-buttons to keep the front in place. But overall, this is my little treasure. <3

I'd love, LOVE to get the opportunity to do something like this again once. With the bit of experience I have now, I must actually be able to make it decently wearable!
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moonsingingsilverfur Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student General Artist
That is such a cool coat! I want to own something like that <3
Mamaleen Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn, this looks amazing!
Willow421 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
PrincessLea-CCC Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks! C:
Quick-Step Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist
I can only imagine the amount of time you put into shaping that circle into something as amazing as this. Its always good to try and out do expectations to truly show the "metal" of your work. Woosies and their shirts. Jackets are where its at and you nailed it!
PrincessLea-CCC Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Aww, thank you! I don't know what to say... <3
XanderJL Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student General Artist
oh cool :D reminded me of my draping class where we had to make it with only one major seam. Tucks, darts, and such were ok to use and even suggested to get it pivoted areas to wrap around places. Everyone did dresses and all that I decided for a hoodie lol. Turned out great except the armscye was slightly shifted towards the front so it wasnt a full success :/
PrincessLea-CCC Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Yep. Making something from scratch is tough. xD
But sounds like it was really interesting to do! I wish we'd get more assignments like this at school.
And thanks- also for the favs!
XanderJL Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
gah I hated it because of the time constraint, but it was an awesome project to try out :D you can always suggest it :p it was basically you use draping techniques to pivot, fold and pleat your way through. One major seam means that it comes from a different fabric so you can still fold, tuck(which there were alot of people doing that), darts, zippers/closures( in moderation otherwise it would be cheating, at least with our professor), For me I had a back piece and a front piece and used a kimono type sleeve that had a slit at the armpit so it can move. meh it was s'ok :p
PrincessLea-CCC Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Time constraints are nasty. Maybe I'll just do something like this in my own time once instead. Because it does sound really interesting C:
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