A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 301,540
Currently Running With Scissors:
726 Guests and 29 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: black trenchcoat --ideas on decorating?  (Read 1090 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Craft-aholic and not looking to quit!
Offline Offline

Posts: 1017
Joined: 02-May-2007

Crafty Weirdo and Proud of it!

View Profile available for personal swaps
« on: October 18, 2012 04:44:49 PM »

I have this blah cotton trenchcoat I got at Old Navy.

I can't make it too flashy, because I still need to be able to wear it to work, but its so boring and blah and I need it to be a little interesting.

Any ideas on how to spruce it up a little?
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Princess of Lust
Offline Offline

Posts: 823
Joined: 15-Sep-2009

Princess of Lust

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2012 12:53:26 AM »

You can do stencils on the lower panels... If the coat is black, you can add pretty stencils in demure colours and it will still look great. Or, if you're up for it, you buy a very strong and sharp needle, and you emrboider something, maybe a line of flowers along the sleeves?
Or adding some coloured ribbon to the sides?

Are you a fellow Craftster that is addicted to all sorts of Facebook games? PM me, so we can play together!
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/lilibet/pins/
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2012 05:40:21 AM »

You could change the lining of the coat to something bright and patterned?

Also changing the buttons would be subtle but effective.  Grin

(this is one of my first replies - its nice to feel useful  Smiley )

A woman in search of her word....
      twitter - @novamc
Mistress Jennie
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

~*Harry Potter Craftalong Headmistress*~
Offline Offline

Posts: 6757
Joined: 30-Sep-2008

Beware the power of my Sonic Seam Ripper!

View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2012 07:12:26 AM »

Paint it like a galaxy shirt/scarf?

« Last Edit: October 19, 2012 07:14:10 AM by jennieingram » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Mistress Jennie's Etsy | Facebook | Pinterest | Harry Potter Craftalong

It does not due to dwell on dreams and forget to craft.
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2959
Joined: 29-Nov-2007

Creativity is a gift! Wrap it up and give it away.

View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2012 10:20:04 AM »

Oh yes, coloured buttons will make a difference. You  could also make a new belt in the same colour as your new buttons.

Or just a big flower in a nice bright colour that you pin on the front side?

Good luck and keep us posted!  Smiley
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2012 09:39:44 AM »

How about some sort of subtle-but-flashy trim? You could hand sew a string of black sequins along the lapels, collar and cuffs. Or perhaps some black braided gimp.

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
FIRST LOOK: Poko Pano - Miami Swim Spring/Summer 2015
Learn These 3 Beauty Hacks
5 Makeup Products to Wear Every Day
How to Make Your Legs Look Hot
How to Relieve Sweat in Embarrassing Places
Latest Blog Articles
Crafty Kitchen
Meatless Monday: TVP Jerky
@Home This Weekend: Mirror Wall

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.