Sude Coat Upgrade Marilyn Style
Added Jan 8, 2012
Wagga Wagga, Aus...
I’ve always loved ‘Some Like It Hot’ particularily Marilyns coat as they are going to catch the train. When I saw this coat at the op shop i couldn’t resist. The cuffs and collar were extremly mangy but the body was perfect. There was even some lovely embroidery on the back. I took off all the fur and started from scratch. The collar was fun. It’s all free form beading. I used stiff interfacing ( I like my ears warm) so it stands up by itself quite well. I also added the braiding (by hand!- my machine had a fit when i tried to put it through). The buttons were extravigantly priced – for me- at $6 each!
Every time i’ve worn it i’ve had some very complimentary comments. I’m wearing it here at a party last winter (and yes, those are hot pink skinny jeans), some time in July. It’s wonderfully warm, but i do get a bit concerned when it starts to rain!
Faux Monkey fur,satin, interfacing, upholstry braiding, seed beads, metal buttons, time… lots of time