This jacket was given to us in a bag of hand-me-down clothing.
My daughter fell in love with it. I was not impressed. The color looked all washed out and it looked so dated.
I hated it!
But she loved it, so what is a mother to do?
Rather than breaking her stylish diva heart, I made her a deal. If I put “softy” on it she could keep it
Kiddo Translation: Softy – minkie, her favorite fabric… really, I can bribe her to be good all day if I tell her we will go to the fabric store later and she can go see all the minkie fabric. I Love that about her.
I knew that the shape of the coat was perfect, it was the color of the collar, cuffs and buttons that was bringing it down. There was also some hideous lace on the bottom of the red fake fur…. we had our work set out.
I opened it up and took out the collar and cuffs. The puffy stringy things got ousted because they are ugly. I used it as a pattern to trace out the new fabric and reused the lining of the old collar and cuffs.
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