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Amadeus-Coat, Re-fashion

Added Jan 15, 2013

by ajtak7171

Vienna, Austria






I had a really successful visit at the flea market a long time ago, when I bought this wool suit for an amazing 5 Euros. I just loved the fabric, a herringbone pattern in turquoise and purple! It was hand-sewn by someone unknown to me, but she or he really was a pro! So I was hesitant about cutting into it, but then again, I would have never worn it as a suit. And well, out came a coat that I have been wearing every day since finishing it. The style lines “happened” by the skirt not being quite wide enough to reach all the way to the front, and by the fact that I had no additional buttons to add (and I sure wouldn’t have succeeded in making such perfect bound button holes to match the existing ones…).
For more making-of photos, please visit my blog! Of Dreams and Seams

Material Notes

Wool fabric




Garment Type

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    Feb 19, 2013, 11.05 PMby puffinlove

    What a fab refashion! And what fun to have taken over where somebody else left off, as it were, what with it being hand sewn originally by the mystery person who chose that fabric!

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    Feb 19, 2013, 11.04 PMby puffinlove

    What a fab refashion! And what fun to have taken over where somebody else left off, as it were, what with it being hand sewn originally by the mystery person who chose that fabric!

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    Feb 3, 2013, 10.50 PMby MyRomanApartment

    Mind blown.

    I’ve been wanting a morning jacket, and this is a GREAT way of sewing one without having to fit the shoulders etc…

    I love the fake belt loops on the back to make the original skirt waistband into a design detail. That is so clever!

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    Feb 3, 2013, 10.18 PMby krentu

    I love it! So clever and cute! Perfect styling!

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    Jan 25, 2013, 06.27 PMby Emily Hopkins

    Awesome job. Love the color and the style.

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    Jan 20, 2013, 02.11 PMby blueartisan

    Great job of refashioning! I love it when a ‘bad’ thing ends up taking you down the perfect road!

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    Jan 19, 2013, 12.19 PMby fashionfreek

    Ajtak7171. Looks really great. I can understand why you are wearing it everyday since finishing it. It looks good on you too:-D

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    Jan 17, 2013, 07.58 AMby libra-s

    What a great transformation!!! The outcome looks modern and fun!

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    Jan 16, 2013, 07.10 PMby oinochoe

    Marvellous idea, and it fits you perfectly!

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    Jan 16, 2013, 03.20 PMby b. boop

    great idea beautiful job! ;)

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    Jan 16, 2013, 07.04 AMby vasea

    I just love it. It is a great idea.

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    Jan 16, 2013, 07.03 AMby olac

    What a totally awesome idea. Boring to funky with minimal effort. Love it!

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    Jan 16, 2013, 03.55 AMby shatinabrn1

    That coat is so HOT! Great job.

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    Jan 15, 2013, 10.17 PMby claudinka

    Wow what a beautiful coat! Great that you dared to cut through that suit!!!

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    Jan 15, 2013, 10.01 PMby tessi

    Fabulous re-fashion!

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    Jan 15, 2013, 09.56 PMby barmaglot

    Amazing project! love it!

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    Jan 15, 2013, 09.38 PMby bjr99

    Beautiful coat. You did a super job!

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    Jan 15, 2013, 09.22 PMby stars

    This is beautiful, such a great re-fashion and I am so envious of the turquoise/purple herringbone!

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    Jan 15, 2013, 08.16 PMby khatsu

    Awesome refashioning! I have a boucle suit that’s collecting dust and you have given me some ideas!

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    Jan 15, 2013, 06.59 PMby chillwear

    fantastic and so creative!

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    Jan 15, 2013, 05.49 PMby gemmafloyd

    This is truly wonderful! A great idea!

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    Jan 15, 2013, 05.16 PMby Mary Athey

    You.ve done.an amazing job on this. Its fabulous x

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    Jan 15, 2013, 01.39 PMby mixtlii


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    Jan 15, 2013, 10.43 AMby martinK

    realy great idea!!! and on one else have, that’s important :-)

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    Jan 15, 2013, 10.36 AMby dottty

    yes very well done, i have a wool suit i might pull out and do somrthing with, you have inspired me jj:)x

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    Jan 15, 2013, 09.28 AMby rosariotpalacios

    It’s beautiful, what a great idea and well done <3

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