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Topic: My super sassy winter coat...okay last year's winter coat.  (Read 1034 times)
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« on: May 07, 2009 06:15:43 PM »

I love finding really cool vintage stuff, but invariably I look past a glaring flaw. Like as in the case of this super cute pink wool coat: the arms are too darn short. Im diametrically opposed to 3/4 sleeves esp. since my arms are so long, they end up being 1/2 sleeves.

The solution? Super big furry cuffs!

These were way easier than I expected to make, found some chintzy faux fur at Joanns (ended up being like a buck), lined it with a little cheap taffeta and voila. Best part is, I fixed the cuffs on with safety pins so theyre easy to remove when I need to have the coat cleaned. Who needs the dry cleaner charging me extra? Might even upgrade the fur to a better faux quality my next trip to the garment district.

and someday, maybe craftster will let me post my own photos.
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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2009 10:02:45 AM »

Great solution.I think it looks awesome. I am not a pink person, but I would wear that vintage coat.
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2009 06:51:26 AM »

lol LOVE IT!    Everything is better with some fur!

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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2009 11:25:13 AM »

Smart idea to use the safety pins!  I feel your pain on the short sleeves, I am really tall and have long arms as well.  Plus, if you get tired of those cuffs, you could always change them out to something else!

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