Added May 4, 2014
Hamilton, New Ze...
Since this was an alteration, not a proper project, I was lazy and only took before and after photos, so please excuse my messy flat! You can actually see one of my next projects in the background if you look close enough…
I bought this coat from the op shop last spring, when they were having a massive clear out and I think I even got it at half price! It was way too big for me, but I thought it would be simple enough to remake. I took 24cm out of the width and 8cm out of the sleeves. I unpicked the pockets, unpicked the side seams (which included the inside sleeve because it’s a batwing coat), trimmed it, overlocked the raw edges, and then sewed the pockets back on.
I had to be very careful I that cut the seams the same, and that I didn’t tear any of the trim as I’d certainly not be able to buy any more! The coat itself is wool/nylon blend and I’m definitely looking forward to wearing it this winter, especially as I think I have every other colour coat except red!
Check out this sneak peel of this Thursday's live web seminar
Chat sewing inspiration with the instructor behind our mood board and fashion design course!
Enter to win weekly drawings and a fabulous grand prize!
The lines of Greek architecture inspire this neutral and pastel collection.
Meg's Magazine Mash Up!
Check out Meg's variation of our Drawstring Gym Shorts, and see how she made them high-fashion!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.