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« on: October 22, 2009 03:06:51 PM »

i've had this pea coat for years and years and have always wanted to spice it up a bit.  I would love to do it for this winter, but I have no solid ideas for how to change it.  It's pretty big and bulky; it's a regular black pea coat like this. http://modculture.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/topman_peacoat.jpg 
Does anyone have any ideas? 
I've never altered a jacket before but the jacket's just been sitting in my closet so I don't really care what happens to it anymore.

This is cute, but I don't know where to start to alter it.  I really like the collar here too.

http://www.oligoville.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/peacoat.jpg

Any help would be greatly appreciated!  Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2009 10:09:17 PM »

That collar idea is a really good one. And it would be fairly easy. To do that take off the original collar, use it as a pattern and extend the top edge out to a fold-able length. Sew it as you would do any collar and then sew it back on the coat. The lapel part under the collar would probably need a button to close it snug around your neck.  You can also put buttons along the edge of the new collar.

You could also make a belt to spice it up. That's what I've been doing for some of the coats I make and sell... here's an example

Without belt


With belt

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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2009 05:09:52 PM »

Thanks for the idea!  I especially like the belt.  Any other ideas from someone with your experience would be great too!  I'm a little nervous about tailoring it.  For instance taking out the lining and then going from there.  I guess it'll probably just kinda come to me but if you have any tips I would really appreciate it.

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