Added Nov 18, 2011
I refashioned this trenchcoat from an old Burberry my mum used to wear back in the eighties. The coat was massive, very unflattering and very long. But it was in a really good condition, so it would have been sad to just throw it out. So, I decided to refashion it. I opened up the side and sleeve seams both on the outer fabric and the lining and made the coat more fitted. Then I cut off some of the length, re-hemmed the coat and turned the leftover fabric into a belt. A trenchcoat needs a belt, wouldn’t you agree?! I’m really happy with the outcome. I had been wanting a trenchcoat all along since I had outgrown my old one and now I have a completely new one and it didn’t cost me a cent – well, no, it cost me the overpriced belt buckle…but I guess that’s okay :)
You can check out my blog for more on this refashion. I wrote a post on the coat here.