Tuesday, May 3, 2011

It's Winter Again!

Well, after over a month of 70-80 degree weather, the past two days have inexplicably been in the 40s and 50s! I'm not too upset about it, though; it means that I can wear the coat that I have just finished!


Sorry about the blurry photos; my husband was taking them as we were both attempting to keep our toddler corralled on the porch! The coat was another huge piece of clothing that I found at the Salvation Army. It was monstrous, but it is a beautiful color of green, and you can't buy wool fabric as cheaply as you can buy a discarded wool coat! Of course, I didn't take a picture of it before I started cutting it up; I'm just too impatient! It was so large that it required extensive alterations: I moved the shoulders up three inches on each side, and ended up taking seven inches out of the body of the coat. I made the belt out of some of that extra fabric, and found the perfect vintage green and tan buckle in my stash to go with it. I also put three parallel tucks down the length of each sleeve; hopefully you can see them in the pictures. I found the tan faux fur at a local fabric shop and made the collar and cuffs.



I used some more extra fabric to embellish the hat, which is not quite finished; I started working on it this winter, but I put it away because the weather turned warm. I still need to put a wire in the brim and finish the edges, but I made it to match the coat, so I wanted to wear it while I had the chance!




I made the covered buttons from some green satin that was left over from a dress that I made a few months ago. It just happened to be the exact same color of green, and I am actually wearing it under the coat in these pictures, but it was just too cold and rainy to get any pictures of it. They're coming, though!



I have been wanting a coat like this for as long as I can remember; I'm just sad that I won't get to really wear it until next year!


More fun with editing!!

13 comments:

  1. gosh, it is soooo stunning! The pictures are great, don't worry.

    ReplyDelete
  2. picture perfect!!! A true 30s dame!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Now that's a coat after my liking! Absolutely amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi!
    Oh my gosh, I've just discovered your blog. EVERYTHING you make is amazing!! I'm seriously in awe. Gorgeous!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. That is spectacular! I'm so glad you had a chance to wear it.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Beautiful, and what a fantastic colour. Love the b&w photo its very classy!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wow, absolutely stunning!

    ReplyDelete
  8. stunning what you achieved to recycle! looks awesome.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow! The coat is simply amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  10. You are one amazing Lady.
    Everything you make looks lovely and you wear it all so well, with such class and style.
    Love the blog.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Amazing coat love your blog which I just discovered and look forward to following.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh my God! I just discovered your blog!!!!! What a treat! Your 30s style is amazing! I am learning to sew as a love 30s ans 40s style and dress like that everyday too. Your skill as a seamstress is amazing. I will be here frequently because you are such an inspiration!

    Maria

    ReplyDelete