Burda 7422 or wearable blanket

When I bought the fabric for Mark’s coat, I bought some of the same fabric, in black, for me (his is navy blue).

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I was very drawn to this Burda pattern when flicking through the books in Knitwit, and had a feeling that I already owned it, so imagine my delight when I discovered this was indeed the case, and bought on sale judging from the price tag.

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I really liked the cape style coat, with a simple cuff at the end forming a “sleeve”. I made it one size bigger so that I could fit a lot of clothes under it for our holiday, and boy, can I fit a lot under it!

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Going into our apartment building

The actual coat was really simple to make. It did require more fabric than I had, so I made it about 10cm shorter than the pattern required. This turned into a happy accident as I don’t think I could have managed the weight had the coat been any longer. The coat has welt pockets and a nice biggish collar. I had to top stitch each side of the seam allowance to keep it flat, and I interfaced the two fronts to stop them stretching out. The coat is fastened with large press studs. The only lining is on the collar, cuffs and pocket welts.

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Archie did tell me that I looked like I was wearing some sort of a blanket; but I rather thought that was the point :). I was quite pleased when a woman accosted me on the subway to tell me that she loved my coat.

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Central Park in the background. 

This fabric is so thick that it is pretty much impervious to rain. It is really warm and when layered it is really snuggly.

I wore my coat for a breakfast meet up with Hélène, one of my most loyal followers. It was wonderful to meet her, and we talked for at least a couple of hours as though we had been friends forever. Hélène came all the way from Montreal to meet with me – how cool is that? We parted with promises of more visits; we have Canada on our itinerary in the next couple of years. IMG_2798

I’m wearing my red faux-Burberry cowl, an unblogged jumper and unblogged jeans.

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14 thoughts on “Burda 7422 or wearable blanket

  1. This is indeed a lovely coat. I am finding myself drawn to the cape style lately, not that I can wear one here for a while. I love the red cowl too. Think of us sweltering here while you snuggle up!

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  2. Something about this jacket is very Perth to me, in that I cannot handle the cold and want as much fabric enveloping my body kind of way . I once to a boyfriends xl puffer jacket to Europe in winter and this would have been a much classier alternative!

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  3. By your standards (i.e. +20 hour flights), NYC is next door to Montréal, so this was not heroic at all. Plus, I had such a good time meeting you (you are even more beautiful and radiant in the flesh) and I really enjoyed walking the city with my son. You were my best excuse to indulge in a week-end in NY. As for your blanket coat, I think these pictures are nice but they don’t do justice to this magnificient coat. I’m not surprised if a woman accosted you about it in the metro. When I saw you in the lobby, I hardly resist the urge to steal it from you. But Mark and Archie were there… 😉

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