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Cruella Devil

by Pauline Alice
Cruella Devil
I’ve never been an animal print fan, but sometimes the heart wants what the heart wants! And my heart was wanting a leopard print coat so that my inner Cruella Devil could be satisfied.
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Cruella-Devil-sewing-pattern-2I found the fabric in my usual fabric store, Julián López. It was on sales but still a little bit pricey, but I really liked the light
background and the furry touch. It was easy to work with as the wrong side is very similar to linen but the whole house was full of hairs for the next few days… (and I have a sewingroom so imagine!).

I chose a bright blue lining to contrast with the leopard.

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As the fabric was bold enough on its own for me, I decided to use a very classic coat pattern: Burdastyle #101 from 08/2012.
It’s a good pattern: I just enlarged the collar and shortened the coat. I didn’t make any buttonholes for the moment as I wasn’t sure which one to use, but I might keep it buttonless as I like better open.
I’ve already worn it quite a lot as the weather is perfect for a light coat.
It adds interest to an otherwise simple and casual look like this one.
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50 comments

Marta 10 February, 2014 - 7:06 pm

Me encanta la tela Pauline y te ha quedado muy original.
Un besote

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Pauline Guillet 12 February, 2014 - 1:55 pm

Gracias Marta!

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Maude Parent 10 February, 2014 - 7:07 pm

Oh Wow! I'm so in love with this coat! I never really like animal print, but I made a jacket with a leopard print so I know the feeling of the heart! 🙂 Great job, I'm really jealous.

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Pauline Guillet 12 February, 2014 - 1:58 pm

Thanks Maud! Your leopard blazer is super cute and as for myself, I'm jealous of your Amelia Pond jacket!

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Kirsty 10 February, 2014 - 8:18 pm

I can see why you wanted to make it. Very cool!

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Pauline Guillet 12 February, 2014 - 1:59 pm

Thanks Kirsty! It's really cool but unfortunately doesn't go with most of my wardrobe…

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Arantxa 10 February, 2014 - 8:41 pm

Pues no te gustarán los animal prints pero este te ha quedado precioso en ese abrigo! seguro que no es el último que utilizas!.
Un beso.

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Pauline Guillet 12 February, 2014 - 2:03 pm

Eso puede ser Arantxa, jeje. Ahora que no me da miedo llevar estampado leopardo, puede ser que voy a repetir a pequeña dosis…

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Nat at Made in Home 10 February, 2014 - 8:48 pm

It looks amazing! I am not a fan of leopard print either but it totally works.

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Pauline Guillet 12 February, 2014 - 2:17 pm

Thanks Nat!

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Mayda Villar (4 en la Carretera) 10 February, 2014 - 8:55 pm

Guauu!! Chulísimo!

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Pauline Guillet 12 February, 2014 - 2:17 pm

¡Gracias!

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Sara Rodríguez 10 February, 2014 - 9:10 pm

Azules y tostados, qué bien se llevan! Pauline, estás para darse la vuelta y volver a mirarte 🙂

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Pauline Guillet 12 February, 2014 - 2:19 pm

Gracias Sara! Estaba dudando entre el forro azul o rosa fuscía, pero ya habia abusado de este tono…

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Sonia Fonseca 10 February, 2014 - 10:20 pm

Sabes??? No dejas de sorprenderme. ..eres total! !!!.
James hubiera yo comprado algo asi…pero Pauline te queda tan bien que como dicen por ahí. ..estas tan guapa….que he mirado las fotos muchas veces!!! Ja js ja ja ja. .
Divina y espectacular! !.
Besitos guapa

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Pauline Guillet 12 February, 2014 - 2:24 pm

A mi me pasa siempre Sonia, jeje… veo algo que una de vosotras lleva (y que entonces no me solía gustar) y lo quiero YA! Tenéis este poder sobre mi, jeje.

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Laura 10 February, 2014 - 10:49 pm

Oh, gorgeous! It's just perfect in the animal print.

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Pauline Guillet 12 February, 2014 - 2:24 pm

Thanks Laura!

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Madalynne 11 February, 2014 - 12:02 am

Ah-mazing! I bought a vintage fur coat this season and they are timeless! You'll keep this forever.

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Pauline Guillet 12 February, 2014 - 2:26 pm

Thanks Maddie. The fur is really short so it's a very light coat, I like that. I also have a vintage fur coat that I love to death but can't wear it often because it's too warm in the winter where I live 😉

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Masustak eguzkitan 11 February, 2014 - 8:14 am

Yo tampoco soy de animal print, pero tengo que reconocer que te queda super bien!!!! Es un abrigo precioso 🙂

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Pauline Guillet 12 February, 2014 - 2:26 pm

Gracias Maider!

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SanPini 11 February, 2014 - 8:26 am

Que suerte que el tiempo sea para un abrigo ligero, ahora mismo aquí está nevando.
El abrigo te ha quedado precioso, yo tampoco he sido nunca de estampado animal, sin embargo cuando veo uno de cebra o de vaca… Y es que tenemos el cerebro dividido, por lo menos yo.

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Pauline Guillet 12 February, 2014 - 2:29 pm

Hace años que no he visto la nieve guapa, que envidía me das…

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Sol LM 11 February, 2014 - 9:05 am

Que bonito todo el look, me encanta todo collar, vaqueros combinados con pelo, en fin todo!!

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Pauline Guillet 12 February, 2014 - 2:31 pm

Gracias! Un pequeño cambio de look para estas fotos, algo más moderno, jeje.

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Coco 11 February, 2014 - 10:40 am

Just beautiful!! Love what you've done with the collar and length. So chic!

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Pauline Guillet 12 February, 2014 - 2:31 pm

Thanks!

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Cati 11 February, 2014 - 11:48 am

Estás guapísima!! Coincido con las demás, la tela es preciosa y te ha quedado un abrigo estupendo. Súper ponible. La verdad que no se me habría pasado nunca por la caebza comprar esa tela pero te la veo a ti…y me entra una envidia!! 😉 Soy de las que cuando va a comprar tela siempre se decide por la opción más segura y creo que deberíamos arriesgar más. Al menos yo! Mente abierta!! Ayy… pero qué guapa estás!!

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Pauline Guillet 12 February, 2014 - 3:08 pm

Pues Cati, a mi me das envidias por saber elegir telas seguras, no hay nada malo en eso. Al contrario, porque ahora me doy cuenta que el leoprado va bien con vaqueros pero no tanto con vestidos a flores (y en mi armario, el 98% de las prendas son vestidos a flores, jeje).

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mokosha 11 February, 2014 - 12:28 pm

gorgeous! every girl should have one of these in her closet!

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Pauline Guillet 12 February, 2014 - 3:09 pm

Thanks Mokosha!

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theamazingtaracat 11 February, 2014 - 2:18 pm

I love this! I have been dreaming of a leopard print coat, yours is perfect.

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Pauline Guillet 12 February, 2014 - 3:09 pm

Thanks!

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oonaballoona 11 February, 2014 - 2:43 pm

maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh falling off my chair…… AND THEN YOU HAD TO GO AND WEAR THOSE BOOTS………..

this is magnificent.

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Pauline Guillet 12 February, 2014 - 3:13 pm

Thaaaaaaaaaaaaanks Oona! I'm sure you would have make something a lot more fun and stylish of this coat hehe! Your last make inspired by Iris Apfel was beyond COOL!

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Justine of SewCountryChick 11 February, 2014 - 3:07 pm

I totally love this! I think I have the same boots! Vintage Frye?

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Pauline Guillet 12 February, 2014 - 3:15 pm

Thanks Justine! The boots are from André (a french shoe shop), from about 6 years ago.

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Andrea 11 February, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Lovely, lovely, lovely. Funny, I'm not a fan of animal prints either and just two weeks ago I finished a skirt in a Dalmatian print – true Cuerall DeVil style, ha, ha! This coat is lovely on you and I do like the buttonless approach. Sadly, not very practical for a Canadian winter but you've got me thinking about a spring weight buttonless long coat now.

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Pauline Guillet 12 February, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Thanks Andrea! For Spring, it's a great idea, as when the day is windy, the coat is quite impractical…

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Kathy 11 February, 2014 - 8:18 pm

Beautiful! And I adore the blue lining.

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Pauline Guillet 12 February, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Thanks Kathy!

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Mari Cruz Dedal, aguja e hilo 11 February, 2014 - 9:55 pm

A mi me gusta mucho el animal print pero al final no suelo llevar nada con ese estampado, no me atrevo pero, ¿sabes una cosa? ¡Tú de tigresa estás divina!

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Pauline Guillet 12 February, 2014 - 3:31 pm

¡Gracias Mari Cruz! Quiero verte de leopardo, tigresa o otro, jeje…

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Anonymous 13 February, 2014 - 9:39 am

Surprenant ce manteau léopard Il te va très bien mais j'ai une préférence pour celui de Pilar.
Je viendrais en Espagne avec la jupe bleue comme cela tu pourras la mettre sur ton site.
Ta Maman

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Pauline Guillet 13 February, 2014 - 12:56 pm

Merci maman! Je me doutais bien que tu préfererais le manteau de Pilar!

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Merche Martinez 13 February, 2014 - 10:43 am

Desde luego mi Cruella de Ville interior está muerta de la envidia al ver tu abrigo ;D

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Pauline Guillet 13 February, 2014 - 12:59 pm

Jaja Merche! Vale para todas las veces que me muero yo de envidia a ver tus creaciones… que es siempre!

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Alicia 13 February, 2014 - 12:07 pm

me encanta! es chulísimo, porque a pesar de ser de leopardo es bastante discretito. Me lo apunto en el excel de pendientes 🙂 Besos!

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Pauline Guillet 13 February, 2014 - 1:00 pm

A mi me encanta que tengas un excel de prendas pendientes! Yo lo tengo en mi mente pero las cosas se suman y se olvidan muy rapidamente (no soy muy organizada, me vendría bien el excel).

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