I've been wanting a red coat
I've decided I collect coats. When you collect something,
you can keep adding to your collection, right?
Especially if one can find a great bargain,
so I found a coat at a thrift store that had great
P O T E N T I A L
It was a soft wool in the shade of red I wanted.
The only problem was, it was not cute.
That is where the POTENTIAL came in.
I prefer sewing projects that are fast and not too involved.
This took longer than I'd planned, but it was fairly easy.
I opened the hem so I could get to the inside to make some seams and darts
to make the coat more fitted. Then I took the belt and made cuffs and a back placket.
The buttons are from a vintage coat I had, and I bought 2 smaller ones
that matched quite well for the cuff, and added red lace
~ to make the sleeves longer and for cuteness factor ~
This photo is too pink, due to the sunshine, but what a great color!
And today, when I tried this vintage fur collar on it,
Va - va - voom!!!!
I wish my dress forms had heads.
I still need to sew the hem back in. And wish I'd finished this while
it was still cold out! Oh well, when next winter comes,
I will be in
R E D
While working on theses photos today
I was inspired to do a watercolor sketch
of a woman in a red coat and hat
with a vintage fur collar
She has just spotted a robin in a tree
and knows she will be shedding her warm coat soon!
I think Lady Mary of Downton would look
brilliant in this outfit, don't you?
~ Violet ~