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Topic: Urban Outfitters Broke My Heart  (Read 32291 times)
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« on: November 28, 2006 02:17:35 AM »

There was this plaid trench coat I had been eying on urbanoutfitters.com, & it was part of my motivation for finally getting a job. Then it sold out. I decided to channel my emotions into making my own.

A large mens jacket from K-Mart, 50% off Cheesy...

& my materialist-induced sadness is now gone!

It's lined with a fluffy kind of material, I don't know what it's called, but it's very warm & comfortable. There are two functional pockets on the chest & one inside. The best part? I saved about $80, excluding tax plus shipping & handling.

Questions answered...
-The way I approached this was basically just like a t-shirt resizing (there are plenty of tutorials on this forum on how to do that), just with more bulk.
-I was looking for the easy way out because I just wanted it finished so I could wear it, so I didn't take out the lining or anything. I just sewed as if the two layers were one. It's pretty messy inside, but I plan to cover that up with strips of contrasting fabric.
-The fabric wasn't hard to sew, it didn't get caught or anything. The most trouble I had was with the sleeves since there were multiple layers of fabric.

Thanks everyone!
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2006 02:20:45 AM »

That is one of the most incredible recons I have ever seen! Looks so chic.

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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2006 04:33:38 AM »

OMG, what a beautiful jacket!!  Great job!!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2006 04:39:44 AM »

wow this is amazing .. who knew  a plaid mens jacket coud turn out so HOT  i love it . I gotta try and make this !

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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2006 05:06:18 AM »

o lordy thats so cool
iv just discovered urbanoutfitters since they launched thier uk site and i really like there stuff but its pricey that couts so cool i want one now   Cheesy

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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2006 05:14:58 AM »

This is absolutely amazing!  What a great job!  Soooo professional!

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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2006 05:25:57 AM »

That is so much better than the one at Urban! Cheesy Good Job!

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« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2006 06:04:22 AM »

for some reason, i love how in the first photograph the jacket makes you look like the trailer park's favorite little lumberjack, and in the second you look fantastically chic.   Cheesy

great job!  super clever!

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« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2006 06:42:55 AM »

That's probably the cutest jacket ever. Lovely.
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