Nora 2.0 – Coralie Bijasson

Nora coat - Coralie Bijasson

We talk about how to turn something old into something new today. Do you remember that I wasn’t utterly satisfied with my first version of Nora? Well, as promised, I ripped it apart and sew a new one. I couldn’t be happier I did so!

Manteau Nora - République du chiffon - RDC

Manteau Nora - République du chiffon - RDC

Manteau Nora - République du chiffon - RDC

what is it?

last week, I introducedNora, a super cute coat from Coralie Bijasson. I told you that my choice for the main fabric wasn’t great and I regretted it. Therefore, I decided to simply ripped it off and sew it again with a better one.

To know more about this pattern, please refer to of my previous article.  Anyway, you can easily imagine that as I spent almost the same amount of time to unsew it and sew it again, I must like the pattern.

Manteau Nora - République du chiffon - RDC

Manteau Nora - République du chiffon - RDC

Manteau Nora - République du chiffon - RDC

what is it made of?

Since I was so disappointed with my first version, I wanted to ensure the second go will be perfect. I chose a wool fabric from Pretty Mercerie (50% wool and 50% viscose). The quality is absolutely awesome. The black color is deep and shines a bit. It was super easy to sew, even the buttonholes which I always fear a bit.
It is warm and cosy, perfect for a winter coat.

 

Manteau Nora - République du chiffon - RDC

Manteau Nora - République du chiffon - RDC

Manteau Nora - République du chiffon - RDC

I have used a thin fusing to interface the fronts of the coat as well as the facing bits.

Manteau Nora - République du chiffon - RDC

Manteau Nora - République du chiffon - RDC

Manteau Nora - République du chiffon - RDC

which size it is?

Always the same: 36 to 38.

is it modified?

I have put the pockets 3cm above the initial position. It is better that way.

Manteau Nora - République du chiffon - RDC

Manteau Nora - République du chiffon - RDC

Manteau Nora - République du chiffon - RDC

are you happy with it?

I am delighted! I was worth all the time I spent working on it. It is really how I see sewing, hard work but great achievements! If you’re not fully happy with a garment, make it again but better this time.

will you make it again?

I might make a spring version of it.

Manteau Nora - République du chiffon - RDC

Manteau Nora - République du chiffon - RDC

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