DIY Fur Sleeve Coat

DIY Fur Sleeve Coat
From the moment the BCBG Max Azria fur sleeve coats seen here hit the floor, I completely melted.  This is the moment I fell for fur.  I have my indulgences but because of my ADD for outerwear, forking out several thousand on a coat is out of the question.  Remembering my vintage fur caplet collecting dust in my closet made me want to put it to good use, which is what I did using New Look Pattern 6163 and adding a leather neck, sleeves and fur to a bright red wool.

Coat- Wool DIY
Sweater- Givenchy
Pants- BCBG
Heels- Miu Miu
Clutch- Fendi
Shades- Ralph Lauren found here
My beloved caplet



  1. December 29, 2012 / 12:10 am

    Oh wow! I love this! Your blog is truly inspirational

    • December 31, 2012 / 7:37 pm

      Thank you Casey, I really appreciate the support.

  2. Tiffany from Chicago
    December 29, 2012 / 3:45 am

    Ok this is the most awesome coat EVER!

    • December 31, 2012 / 7:38 pm

      Thank you Tiffany

  3. Tylers mom
    December 29, 2012 / 3:46 am

    WOW I want this NOW! are you taking orders?

  4. Anonymous
    December 29, 2012 / 3:47 am

    I love this coat, so beautiful! and I love the way you style it.

    • December 31, 2012 / 7:39 pm

      Thank you

  5. December 29, 2012 / 3:48 am

    LOVE! I have a vintage ranch mink in the closet that's screaming to be deconstructed.

    • December 31, 2012 / 7:39 pm

      Thank you Erica

  6. Anonymous
    December 29, 2012 / 3:51 am

    You are so talented, I love the sleeves with the bright red. The leather sets it off perfectly. This makes me want to start sewing ASAP.

    I absolutely love your blog, such an inspiration, you do everything lol

    • December 31, 2012 / 7:39 pm

      Thank you so much, I really appreciate it.

    • December 31, 2012 / 7:39 pm

      Thank you so much.

  7. Geneva T
    December 29, 2012 / 2:52 pm

    Hey, Nikki that was very creative. Something I would have done back in my sewing days which I am going to revive! Great look.

    • December 31, 2012 / 7:40 pm

      Thank you Geneva!

  8. December 31, 2012 / 9:15 pm

    I love how talented you are but my heart is going out to your beloved fur caplet – #tears at the unused fur…I'm biased because I still have my caplet that I bought vintage going on ten years ago I just love the look of it.

  9. January 1, 2013 / 8:57 pm

    I love your eye to create beautiful garments. Your classy looks are very inspiring. Thank u!

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