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« on: December 04, 2007 02:27:20 AM »

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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.

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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2007 03:34:35 AM »

This is great! I love all the little touches you did with the accent buttons, fabric placement, and the pleat in the back. What an excellent job! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2007 04:34:39 AM »

Wow.
I thought it was gorgeous.
Then I saw the hearts and the squiggley pattern with them (sorry for the lame description!)
Now I'm in love!
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2007 04:54:51 AM »

Oh! And I just saw you made a matching hair barrette to match!
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2007 05:15:01 AM »

I agree, You did a fabulous job!
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2007 05:35:18 AM »

Oh my gosh. I totally think this rocks!!! I would be wearing that everywhere. Great job.
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2007 06:56:30 AM »

I love this coat!!! Thats my color!!!! Beautiful!!! You did a terrific job on this...I  would wear that jacket everyday too...
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2007 08:11:02 AM »

That's really cute!  You look much happier and a million times less convict-y in the new version.

My fiance is also afraid of buttons.  Maybe it's a side effect of living with someone crafty.
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2007 08:21:47 AM »

Brilliant! Certainly one of my favorites thus far.  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2007 08:44:35 AM »

Your new coat is fabulous! How I wish I had such talent. It looks like a very expensive coat.
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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2007 09:07:50 AM »

this is an awesome ugly to FABULOUS RECON!!**
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« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2007 09:18:21 AM »

I really like this. The back and the hearts on the sleeves really bring it all together. Fantastic job!
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« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2007 09:38:01 AM »

Very cute, I love the back!
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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2007 09:40:11 AM »

This has t obe my favourite entry so far!
LOVE IT!
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« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2007 09:42:02 AM »

This is my favorite recon! Great job. I love the new collar you put on it. It's no longer stuffy!
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« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2007 10:28:20 AM »

Smashing, simply smashing!  And it looks like that red is super flattering to you... you're glowing!  (and not in the camera flash way)
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« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2007 11:11:09 AM »

Very nice transformation!
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« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2007 11:54:56 AM »

wow i love how you switched the back it looks sooo cute very nice job. props
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« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2007 03:22:49 PM »

thanks for all your positive replies. It was a lovely to get home to after a hard day at work (wearing the coat there and back of cause). Kiss
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« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2007 03:50:50 PM »

This is not only creative, it's a really professional make-over!  Nice work!  You look great in your new coat!
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« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2007 04:16:46 PM »

This coat is just great and looks great on you too! I absolutely love it. You are quite the fashion designer.
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« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2007 07:22:44 PM »

I'm usually not a big fan of hearts .. but I got to admit sometimes they do look really awesome .. and your new coat is definitely one of those times .. I really like the flannel additions and the red and black color is really cute too .. great work  Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2007 08:27:19 PM »

Definitely super ugly to super awesome - great job on all the little details!  And I love your red hair streak! 
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« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2007 04:06:31 AM »

I love it! good job. Cheesy
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« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2007 08:00:23 AM »

I'M DYING - I LOVE IT - I WANT IT!  You did an excellent job and I love love love your details of the inverted pleat and the buttons on the yoke   Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2007 09:19:53 AM »

i am also quite phobic of buttons, but i would have pulled through for this coat. i think it looks great!
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« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2007 01:21:00 AM »

Thanks for all your nice comments. The only problem now is who I am going to vote for, so many pretty things.
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« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2007 08:01:47 AM »

This is wonderful!  I love all of the extra little touches you did, like with the collar, the hearts and squiggly sewing on the sleeves.  This is just too cute!
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