Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Kick Up The Sew-Jo?

Somebody talk me down...

 This is the Arte coat pattern from Oki Style on Etsy.
Wouldn't it look amazing in this green wool check?
Has anyone used an Oki Style pattern?
Is this a very bad case of cold-weather-induced madness?

Or could this be exactly the challenge I need to get myself sewing again?

EDITED TO ADD:  I have since discovered that you can view the sewing instructions for Oki Style patterns before buying:  how clever!  So I now know that this pattern is (possibly) less scary than it looks, and requires 2.8m of fabric to make my size.
This facility is available on the main Oki Style website, where prices are in Euros and appear cheaper than on Etsy.

17 comments:

Nicole said...

What an interesting coat. I just fell down the Oki Style rabbit hole. I could imagine this on you, it might be fun to make.

littlegreyhedgehog said...

I think you'd love this coat.

beate grigutsch said...

would it look amazing too when it´s closed???
(thinking of scottish weather here....)
xxxxx

wendy said...

Do it :)

Tammy said...

I am weary of patterns with weird drapey bits. I would describe my fear as exactly a rabbit hole I don't want to fall down. Not for me but maybe for you! !!

madeinoxford said...

No talking you down here, I'm afraid. It looks really cool, and I can absolutely imagine you wearing it in that lovely green. You could absolutely pull it off :)

Katy (Ioftheneedle) said...

Initial thought..wow that's a really cool pattern, particularly like the back detail. But like someone else has posted, what's it like buttoned up. The wavy front would put me off personally. Extra draughts for windy days!

Melissa said...

What funky designs! I've never seen them before so thanks for the introduction.

That green wool is absolutely gorgeous and will be great for that coat. You know you want to, right?

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Bibliophile said...

What a find. Those designs are right up my street, and knocking on my front door! A coat is a big commitment tho, so give yourself plenty of time.

PaisleyPirouette said...

What an interesting coat! I would say it is you! I had to look at their site to know how it looks like closed. Maybe, a little bit cold in the front, the interesting collar could prove being a little weird, because you cannot put it up to withstand the wind and the front at the breast is somewhat ruching. BUT it is very cool and I love it! As suplementary coat it would surely be great and your fabric is lovely!
Waiting for your decision, SaSa

Catherine said...

The website photo of it closed is dreadful...... :(
Maybe you could toile it and work out the solution and get rid of the horrible wrinkles when the coat is closed????

Siobhan said...

I'm not going to talk you out of it. DO IT!

Birgitte said...

Do it!!

Birgitte said...

And a follow up - I can't tell if the waves between the buttons are a design feature (looks a bit like it fron the side, that it's supposed to be wavy), or a case of misplaced buttonholes. Either way, a muslin would be a good idea for this a-typical type of coat, and the pattern totally alterable if the waves aren't a desired thing!

Karen S said...

It's a cool looking coat but I don't like the waviness between the buttons-but that's me. And I wouldn't the flyaway front at the bottom would be very warm for winter. Maybe a spring coat?

poppyinstitches said...

great coat pattern, can'tt wait to see what you decide - I'm very tempted to try it!

Jennifer Hill said...

I adore that fabric and like the pattern; I think it's very you and would look fab! I've just had a good browse round the site and really love a number of their things - dresses Urban & Lucy, jacket Salt, trousers Georgia and skirts Largo, Kim, Blackbird and Los all have loads of potential. I also lurve the ComoDo coat. Jen