One of many pre-blog makes:
Vogue 1476 (OOP)
I just noticed that the Issey Miyake Vogue 1476 pattern is now in the clearance section for $5. This pattern has been in the Vogue Pattern book for over twenty years! I made it in either my junior or senior year of college, so even though the pattern is undated that makes it at least late 1980's when it came out. The news of its imminent OOP* status finally got me off of my butt and I've finally taken some pictures of the coat I made over twenty years ago. The truth is this thing will last me forever because it's only been worn out of the house about 5 times total in those 20+ years. I still adore it and when I have more events to go to then it will go with me. Something like this is so unusual that I don't think of it as something that can go out of style.
I cut this lustrous, bronzy, milk chocolaty brown wool out on the family living room rug. It took up so much room and the pattern pieces were huge. I was so excited about it that I even bought expensive Gutermann thread for it. In fact, I still have the spool. Despite its looks, the coat was actually a fairly simple sew, the difficulty was in working with such a large amount of heavy fabric on your lap!
Note the large square patch pockets
So if you've ever been intrigued by this pattern, get it now for only $5 because once it is officially out of print and gets on the vintage pattern market it won't be going for that cheap!
*OOP - out of print pattern