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refashioning an old trenchcoat!!!!!!

Added Nov 11, 2012

by Mary Athey

Antrim, Co Antri...






well i’ve been seeing a lot of trenchcoats recently with faux leather sleeves ets. i loved the look but not the price tag.i got this trenchcoat in a charity shop. now its fab and warm as its quilted but it was massive on me. i took it in about 3 inches either side then removed the sleeves.i just copied the origional sleeve and reattached the tabs. i might add a leather trim at a later date. i think it turned out quite well and its lovely warm and modern now

Material Notes

faux leather




Winter, Fall
Garment Type

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    Nov 16, 2012, 12.09 AMby MissCorsetLizz

    You never cease to Amaze!!! Great Work!!! :-D

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      Nov 16, 2012, 06.20 AMby Mary Athey

      Ah thats a lovely thing to say. thank you sweetie x

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    Nov 14, 2012, 06.07 PMby Denise Angela

    Beautiful & way better than the overpriced one!

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      Nov 14, 2012, 08.22 PMby Mary Athey

      I.m well pleased it turned out i.m thinking of doing the jeager one next.its s pure new wool colour block coat!! It costs £350 though.i used to work for them so i know how its constructed. I.m using four charity shop coats to do it.x

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    Nov 13, 2012, 09.29 PMby purplehaze

    genius! i too have fallen in love with the leather sleeve trend you have inspired me to do my version too! i want one in wool with leather sleeves

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      Nov 13, 2012, 10.28 PMby Mary Athey

      Oh that would look fab!! i bought 2 mtrs of the faux leather so i.ll make either a peplum dress r pencil skirt and top.the faux leather was so soft and easy to work with and quite a few asked me where i bought my coat x

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    Nov 12, 2012, 12.51 AMby Rosemarie Athas

    It’s really good.

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      Nov 12, 2012, 08.15 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks. its really warm as well and its getting colder day by day here x

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    Nov 11, 2012, 12.08 PMby Trudy McGrath

    You are a gem you know that :) I wish I had you around we could have these little arts/crafts sessions :D You did a good “face-lift” on the coat it looks fab! <3

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      Nov 11, 2012, 12.32 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks trudy!! shame we don.t live near.each other xx

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