The Vivienne Westwood Miscalculation

From: CarmencitaB
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I am making Butterick 9214 into a coat and I have modified the pattern so much that I have had to make my own sewing instructions…

I nicknamed it the Frankenpattern because of all the bits and pieces that I have taken everywhere to make all the changes I wanted.

I changed the sleeves and the armscye so I could wear a sweater underneath, and after seeing this Derek Lam shawl collar hood, I added one as well. It does rain a lot in the winter here, it might come in handy.

derek lam hood

Then I thought it would be a good idea to do the sleeves first to get them out of the way, forgetting sewing common sense altogether. Duh!

coat fail

I don’t wanna talk about it.
I’ve always been careful not to drink and sew, but apparently a slight hangover can also impair your better judgment as well as erase all of your sewing knowledge. I am going back to bed!

You can read the whole saga here:

vivienne nailed it

6 Responses to The Vivienne Westwood Miscalculation

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  2. Haha. Quite a miscalculation.

  3. dryerlintdog says:

    can you tuck the sleeves into the sleeves like a telescope? Otherwise, it’s kind of like Morticia’s gown, but in a good way of course.

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  5. anon says:

    I lol’d!!!

  6. karen says:

    Oh my gosh! “I don’t wanna talk about it.” I’m still laughing! I had to wipe my mascara from under my eyes and pee because I AM DYING. Thank you for the pictures and commentary.

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