DIY Hot Pink Felt

While making my weekly visit to the fabric store I noticed a whole wall of vibrant colored felt bolts.  I never considered felt for clothes only crafts but thought it would make a very lively light weight coat.  I also discovered there are several types of felt including a wool felt which is most commonly used for garments.  Because I had never made a coat before I didn’t want to shell out the money for wool felt in case it didn’t go as planned so I opted for the regular felt on sale.  During the sewing process all I could think of was that I really love working with felt and that this would look amazing with the wool felt which is a richer fabric.  Overall I’m pretty pleased with how it came together.  I used New Look pattern 6163 with the following alterations:

1. Slit sleeve with added buttons 
2. Left out the slits on the side of the jacket and added one in the back
3.  Added pleated shoulders
Pattern used- New Look 6163 
Sweater- Vintage Givenchy
Pants- Jcrew
Boots- Report Signature
Shades-Ray Ban
Clutch- no name
Belt- Roland Mouret

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16 Comments

    • November 5, 2012 / 7:19 pm

      Thank you

  1. November 5, 2012 / 7:06 pm

    I am a little jealous of your fabulous sewing skills. This coat is beyond amazing, especially that pretty color.
    I saw a felt skirt on the Outnet and it made me want to make my own. What store had this fabric?

    • November 5, 2012 / 7:20 pm

      Thank you, I never considered felt before but it's so easy to work with. I picked up the fabric at Joanns in Columbia.

    • November 6, 2012 / 1:22 am

      Thank you

  2. Anonymous
    November 6, 2012 / 1:20 am

    Wow this is gorgeous!

    • November 6, 2012 / 1:22 am

      Thank you

  3. Tara
    November 6, 2012 / 1:22 am

    OK I've been sewing for years and the fact you have only been sewing for a few months is absolutely crazy. Your skills are amazing. You truly have a talent for design. I would buy this in a minute.

    • November 6, 2012 / 1:23 am

      Thank you Tara, I have really grown to love it. 🙂

  4. November 6, 2012 / 2:06 am

    Gorgeous! That is a great color. It looks very high end!

  5. Anonymous
    November 6, 2012 / 4:05 pm

    Awesome job!! I would buy that in the store and it would definitely be more than $7! 😉 Amazing!

  6. November 6, 2012 / 6:25 pm

    Gorgeous! I was just talking to my daughters about making them some lightweight jackets, now I want one lol.

  7. November 9, 2012 / 1:29 am

    Wow, I would have never thought of making a coat/jacket with felt either. I have enough felt to make a a few jackets. I use it to make hats all the time. Thanks for inspiration. Also, I love your recipes.

  8. November 9, 2012 / 6:53 pm

    You are so talented. Love the hot pink !

  9. Denise
    February 28, 2013 / 2:34 pm

    Beutiful caot and boots

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