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Mrs. Columbo

Added Nov 18, 2011

by stephiaffi

Vienna, Austria






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.

Material Notes

Burberry Trenchcoat




Garment Type

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    Nov 28, 2011, 06.39 AMby Liora Litman-Cohen

    perfect! very elegant!

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    Nov 26, 2011, 12.06 AMby carottesauvage

    “one more thing, ma’am…” Swell! I want one

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    Nov 25, 2011, 04.50 PMby ichigogirl

    Nice, I actually thought it was very “Burberry” when I first looked at the pictures, I get why ;-). Great refashion, and congratulations on being featured on the front page!

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      Nov 30, 2011, 11.13 AMby stephiaffi

      Thanks! I didn’t even see that I was featured on the front page. Those featured member projects are all the way at the bottom now, way past the featured patterns of the week, which I’m, well, a lot less interested in. Should really get in the habit of scrolling down on the front page :)

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    Nov 19, 2011, 03.23 PMby step-van-b

    GENIAL! Und super umgesetzt. Großes Kompliment.

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    Nov 19, 2011, 02.57 PMby frkbustad

    It looks super nice! Trench coats never go wrong, but they do go out of fashion if they’re from the eighties, so this was a perfect refashioning!

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    Nov 18, 2011, 09.33 PMby janul

    impressive, great job!

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    Nov 18, 2011, 06.16 PMby patti-r

    You did an amazing job, looks great on you..

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