Brooklyn Brooklyn

I’d  love to go to Brooklyn some day. In the meantime I’m  loving my Brooklyn coat. A new pattern from Tessuti. Like the Sydney jacket it uses a fabric that doesn’t fray, like a boiled wool, though ponti would work in a climate warmer than canberra.

This is Brooklyn in a cold damp Melbourne and it performed well.

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I do rather like the colour against the wet Melbourne evening and the grey Melboune day. And the pockets on the bum, mmmm, these  were very much a last minute addition but I do like them after all, a bit different, interesting, noice ☺

Barbarajanemade Brooklyn coat.jpegBarbarajanemade Brooklyn coat.jpegWith no seams or edges to finish the coat was a quick sew, again like the Sydney jacket. Also I got to try one on in Addicted to Fabric, so I knew the small/medium would be a good fit. Sewing is much easier when you know it will fit! Barbarajanemade Brooklyn coat.jpeg

This boiled wool has a high proportion of rayon in it, make it very soft, nice to wear but it also stretches quite a lot, something to be aware of when sewing it and nothing a good wash won’t fix, after a few wears.

Here’s Brooklyn having another outing in Melboune, with my new silk satin infinity scarf. How have I taken so long to find infinity scarves? Now I’m want them all using all the scraps.

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Have you tried the Brooklyn coat?

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19 thoughts on “Brooklyn Brooklyn

  1. Hi Barbara…..I have just purchased one of your beautiful Desert Rose Lace Sheath 3/4 sleeve dress for my Son’s Wedding in Sept. I haven’t been able to find same on your website.

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  3. I bought boiled wool with the Sydney jacket in mind, but I wondered into Tessutis the other day and tried on the Brooklyn and I’m going there instead. Love your version to bits.

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  4. Loving this coat – the colour and the cut are excellent. I have made the Tessuti Sydney Jacket and the StyleArc Estelle Jacket and love the lack of finishing, but I did have to work hard to get smooth edges!

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    • Thanks Sue. I remember your Sydney with the,lengthened sleeves, very nice. I haven’t tried the Estelle, would like to. Yes you do have to be careful to cut nicely, I also really like the raw edges, something a bit edgy about them I think.

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  5. Beautiful jacket, looks so nice on you, the colour great for a dull day. Also love the scarf & brooch.
    Not sure about the back pockets though – (wouldn’t work on me)- however you wear it well.😀

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  6. Love the colour of your fabric. Perfect for brightening up a cold winters day or night. It has a lovely drape too. Not sure about the raw edges but I have just cut out a Style Arc Estelle Jacket in a wool ponte and it is supposed to have raw edges too. We’ll see how it looks when I sew it together. Your jacket is lovely and must be nice and warm in the boiled wool.

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