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« on: December 02, 2013 04:15:13 PM »



I'm so proud of this coat! Ahhhhh! I want to wear it EVERY DAY! And I CAN! Because it's a coat, and that's socially acceptable!

BUT... all great things come at a price. There is a darker side to my story. For in order to bring this beautiful coat to life, I had to commit a murder... I had to hunt down and slay this wild beast of a thrifted pantsuit --- http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/lancaster5/Photoon2012-10-08at21224.jpg

It was a gorgeous gray tweed in 100% virgin wool. That's right! No slutty sheep in THIS coat!

So after the virgin suit sacrifice, it was simply a matter of cutting off the jacket at the waist, turning the pants into the skirt part, and adding more buttons. Oh yeah, and overcoming my enormous fear of failure EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. And perfectionisting all over the place - taking in the sleeves & waist to fit better, hand sewing keyhole-button-holes, making welt pockets for the first time, and ironing EVERY seam. But it was worth it. Cause see how dapper I look! Smiley





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And another flirty over the shoulder shot... I feel so flirty in this coat!
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2013 05:34:04 PM »

omg. I'm in awe. I've wanted virgin wool so much lately, I've been looking at it whenever I go anywhere! I love the way it looks on you, it fits so nice, and looks perfect. I even love the colour. It's so amazing!!! great job!
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2013 06:22:33 PM »

Great job. Your coat looks awesome!
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2013 07:02:10 PM »

You look flirty, and wonderful job. Glad you could repurpose something to meet your needs. It decorates you very well.

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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2013 02:50:56 AM »

Looks really good on you.  I would never of imagined it was a pants suit in a former life!!
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2013 09:30:38 AM »

wow, that is one fantastic coat.  great job.
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2013 11:46:11 PM »

Awesome idea! And it turned out super cute!!
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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2013 10:23:59 PM »

Oh my god I LOVE IT!
Its so flirty and flattering, and unique enough that you won't have any doppelgangers, yet without triggering the "what the..?" thought in the minds of strangers. Not to mention you get to flip the old "Thanks, I made it" line when you inevitably get plastered with compliments. Well done!
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2013 07:42:32 AM »

I can't believe you were able to make a coat out of a pant suit!!!!  Fantastic job.  The coat is to die for.
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2013 02:57:57 PM »

That's an amazing transformation - love it!
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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2013 02:41:21 PM »

Very chic! It seems to fit you very nicely. What's the lining like?

I only use my iron when I'm sewing, and boy does it make a difference! It doesn't feel like a chore when you incorporate it into your standard construction.
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« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2013 07:12:16 AM »

Wow! Amazing transformation. Your new coat is gorgeous!
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« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2013 07:12:41 PM »

This coat is marvelous, I love it, and I think I might have to tackle a similar project now this is so perfect.
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« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2013 09:48:07 AM »

I love and want this! It is so impossible to find a cute coat in stores and this is pretty much exactly what I want!! Maybe I'll go search for a pantsuit to try my hand at something like this! Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2014 04:50:29 PM »

AMAZING!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this coat
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« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2014 05:20:43 PM »

sooooo love this jacket!  i wish i had the time, and really wish you had taken more pictures along the way.  what is a welsh pocket....
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« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2014 07:14:34 PM »

This looks so great on you! I love the skirt.
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