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The Briscoe Trench Coat - Vintage Dior for Vogue

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Over the past few years, I’ve developed a pretty solid me-made wardrobe.There aren’t too many holes or missing pieces that I need in my daily life.I had a few summer pieces I wanted to sew for the upcoming season but after that I was planning on spending time this year on some more involved, time-consuming, sewing-skill-challenging projects.The first one is a classic trench coat – or the Briscoe trench coat, inspired by ‘Law and Order’ Detective Lennie Briscoe, who rocked an awesome Burberry trench on the show (I often watch/listen to Law and Order reruns while I sew, mainly if I’m home alone).

I was cruising vintage patterns on Etsy and I found this 1974 vintage Vogue 1095 Christian Dior trench coat pattern, and I bought it for $31, which may be the most I’ve ever paid for a sewing pattern.I just loved the back, and thought it was a nice variation on a classic theme.It was a size 14, for a 36” bust, so pretty much perfectly sized. For the fabric, I wanted something classic. I actually …