I've been terrible at keeping up with Project Project Runway. I'm supposed to have a project done today, but instead I've been catching up with the shop and making this spring coat.
So I'll show it off instead of a Barbie clothes project today.
Wow! I had to get out all of my tailoring books and use all of my brain to design and sew this coat!
I made the coat out of a vintage bed sheet that I picked up at the Thrift Store for $2.99. The buttons cost a little more. 4 packages of large buttons at $1.80 each and one package of smaller ones for the epaulettes at the shoulders for $1.60.
Then thread came in at about $3.25.
The whopping total for this coat = $15.04 (oh so close to getting it in under $15.00 hehehe
Details about this coat. It has front and back flaps, shoulder epaulettes, 8 buttons down the front, ties with a belt. Pockets in the sides.
I would definitely change some things the next time I go insane and decide that I need to make a coat from scratch. I would make the back flaps longer. I would raise the pockets about half an inch (they are a bit low). And of course I would get up the guts to line it. I didn't think this project was actually going to turn out, so I didn't bother to waste fabric on lining. But then it worked! Surprise of all surprises! So yeah... now I wish I had lined it in a pretty pink.
I'm pretty pleased with this coat though. I will be wearing it a lot this spring! Maybe I'll actually do my hair and wear a pretty dress underneath it (unlike these sad photos).
Do you have a favourite spring coat?
Sharing my spring coat with some awesome people:
Make It Wear It Thursday - The Train To Crazy
Blog Stalking Thursday - The Crafty Blog Stalker
Show Off Your Stuff - Fireflies and Jellybeans