Friday, February 14, 2014

Old Coat, New Coat.

A few years ago, I bought a long winter coat from the thrift store. Now I will admit it was pretty ugly, but it kept my bum and thighs warm. In fact, it kept me so warm that I looked on the tag to find out what it was made of. I never would have guessed it, but it was made of Camel hair. So I put a long scarf on it and called it good. It still looked as ugly as sin, but I was warm so I kept my head down and wore it.

This year I decided enough was enough with the ugliness, so I went online to find a solution and I found quite a few.

Here is what I did . . .
I replaced the buttons and put fake fur around the cuffs, pocket opening and collar.

Now when I start a project I jump in with both feet and look later. So, I never remember to get a before photo for things like a blog. (sigh)

So here is the best I could do, it's after the buttons are replaced. But here is a pic. of the old buttons so that you can get an idea just how bad this coat looked.



 Now instead of feeling like a dork, I feel like a million bucks!

1 comment:

  1. What a great coat! And your creative touches have made it even prettier. I like it.