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With it being that time of the year Hallmark has enough movies for filling up the DVR.   While my Mrs had previously expressed little interest in portraying Mrs Claus she did comment multiple times that "she would wear that" when she saw the Santa-esque coat the main character wore in the movie Christmas Land (yes, that is Marcia Brady grown up portraying the grandmother)

That all said, has anyone see an off-the-rack coat like this or know someone that has successfully replicated it?      If we sent down the route to have matching garb I'd make sure that the reds & fur match with a future suit of course  ;grin;

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Santa Roberts

I just watched this movie last night. I and my Mrs loved the coat. Might have to have one made for next year.

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Santa Chris W
On 11/18/2016 at 6:04 PM, Santa Roberts said:

I just watched this movie last night. I and my Mrs loved the coat. Might have to have one made for next year.

I've love to have one made for my Mrs Claus but not sure whom to even talk to.   Local seamstresses around here are rather pricey :(

 

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Glenn Johnson

I've sent an inquiry to J&R Santaprises for a quote and time-frame. Yes, they do lovely Mrs. Claus work, as well.

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Steve Pulera

J and R as Glenn mentioned does nice work....

Though you could try Katie Sigmon,  (Caleb Ryan Sigmon's wife) both members here.  She's a talented seamstress that sometimes tackles projects like this!  I think she could even make a nicer muff than the one pictured.

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Eileen Strom
31 minutes ago, Steve Pulera said:

...I think she could even make a nicer muff than the one pictured.

The muff and the fur were both tied with the "ugh" remark from me. Cute coat design but the fur is wimpy and the muff is just sad.

This is my muff purse.

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Steve Pulera

There you are Eileen:) 

Yeah, the cut of the garment is nice though - kind of classic looking . But if done in some nicer fabrics would look much better.

i like a more cylindrical muff, and some volume to the fur:)

like the button closure on front and collar. 

Shows a little leg...hope it's warmer by you:)

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Santa Chris W
On 12/15/2016 at 11:15 PM, Glenn Johnson said:

I've sent an inquiry to J&R Santaprises for a quote and time-frame. Yes, they do lovely Mrs. Claus work, as well.

Did you ever get a response from J&R and was wondering if they were able to make something for your Mrs Claus?

I'd like to surprise mine this year but need to watch the budget to keep it quiet until December...

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Santa Marty

Glenn Johnson is presently in the hospital.  He may not respond for a bit.

I know Glenn was very pleased with his purchases from J & R, I do not know about anything for Mrs. Claus.

 

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Santa Chris W

Santa M - didn't know his status and sending positive thoughts/wishes his way!

Eileen - you considered selling those ?  :hint: :hint: :nudge: :nudge: ?    Ever thought about tackling a project like that coat ?



 

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Santa Marty

Eileen pretty much has her next season sold out a year in advance.  She must be doing something right, in addition to great vests, shirts, bags, and a whole lot of other items.  

She has produced many quality items for me over the years, all of which are still in active service during the course of my season.  

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Eileen Strom
2 hours ago, Santa Chris W said:

Santa M - didn't know his status and sending positive thoughts/wishes his way!

Eileen - you considered selling those ?  :hint: :hint: :nudge: :nudge: ?    Ever thought about tackling a project like that coat ?



 

It isn't that I CAN"T make a coat/robe...I choose not to. Other than for myself, I don't really make stuff for Mrs. Claus other than the muff purses and some other handbag type of things...no clothing.

I have a very small sewing room (10' x 11') and I already am spread out into other rooms for cutting areas, ironing/pressing, and closet space for fabrics. Sky hooks would come in useful!

So I am crammed already with the stuff I already make. I don't have room for several colors and weights of wools and velvets and furs just for the coats (or dresses). So I leave that portion of the wardrobe to others that have the room to deal with it. I have made some pants (long and knickers) and hats, but again, most of my work is accessories, shirts and vests.

 

And yes @Santa Marty, I have already closed my sewing list for 2018 (took just under 9 days to fill it) and have 3 names so far on the 2018 waiting list.

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