I took a horrible ugly square jacket from the 80's and a shapeless shirt from a lumber jack and made a new coat and hair slide.
Heres my lovely before picture which makes me look like a convict, nice.
And heres me in the new coat looking more human
Sorry I forgot to take making photos but I cut them both up, ironed them to get the fabric and made my own pattern. The front became the back, I added a vent at the back and a new collar. The brown satin came from the yoke in the shirt. I added lots of odd buttions from the originals or my buttion box. I embroidered the hearts on the sleeves. I like the fact its not symmetrical in every way.
I lined it by cutting down the original lining and sewing it back up.
I am pleased with my new winter coat and think it is no longer ugly.
thanks for looking. And a big thankyou to my flat mate who took the photos and put up with the mess. Even though he is phobic of buttions.