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1  Re: I have a black pea coat and want to change it! in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by Gokichan 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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2  First knitting project (almost finished) in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by Gokichan on: October 22, 2009 02:31:41 PM
Hey everybody ^_^

This is my first knitting project. It only took me a few hours of determination. I think it's looking good... it's a neck wrap. Anyway I was trying to figure out how I should finish it off on the edges. I'm not fancying just leaving the raw edge. So I was playing around with ideas to finish it. I'm thinking about crocheting the edge and then steam blocking it to make it lay flat. I also thought about black satin bias tape but I think it takes away from the natural look. Does anyone know of some other finishing techniques that would look nice?

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