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.
While it was open I found a few embroidery patterns of white snowflakes and added some silver swirls.
Once it was all put back together I had my little diva model it for me. She is super happy to have a fancy winter coat.
Thanks for stopping by,
2 thoughts on “Jacket Do-Over”
I love this coat! The embroidery is so beautiful and gives a !modern twist on a classic coat. Love the new blog look too!!
Thanks Lorelei. I think the blog had to “lighten up” a little.