DIY Eggplant Coat

When I picked up this wool blend fabric I absolutely loved the color and immediately thought of a structured open coat.  When working with patterns I look at them as a base only until I become proficient in pattern making.  Instead of selecting a coat pattern, I chose to use a dress pattern McCalls M6028.  I made several panel alterations, neck, sleeve and back zipper.

Coat-DIY
Sweater- Girbaud
Skirt-ASOS
Boots-Guiseppe Zanotti
Clutch-Fendi
Belt-Roland Mouret
Shades-Prada

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16 Comments

  1. January 30, 2013 / 11:14 am

    Love this chic look! Your coat is beautiful!!

    with love,
    Ashley
    AsassyWoman.Com

    • February 2, 2013 / 1:36 am

      Thank you Lorraine

  2. Anonymous
    January 30, 2013 / 3:30 pm

    OMG who would have ever thought to do this with a dress talented. Girl this is hottt.

    • February 2, 2013 / 1:36 am

      Thank you

    • February 2, 2013 / 1:36 am

      Thank you Sing

  3. January 30, 2013 / 5:58 pm

    Fabulous! I love the zipper!

    • February 2, 2013 / 1:36 am

      Thank you Erica

  4. Tiffany from Chicago
    January 30, 2013 / 10:24 pm

    You have really become my new style icon, I love it.

    • February 2, 2013 / 1:37 am

      Aww Tiffany, thank you 🙂

  5. Joanna D
    January 30, 2013 / 10:25 pm

    Oooh so pretty, I love this. I just found your blog and I'm in LOVE.

    • February 2, 2013 / 1:37 am

      Thank you Joanna

  6. January 31, 2013 / 1:22 am

    Love the fabric!!! Where do you get your wool from? I haven't seen anything that weight. I'll be stopping by for a zipper tutorial. – Sheryl

    • February 2, 2013 / 1:45 am

      Hey Sheryl, I picked it up at Joann's in Greenbelt. I've finally gotten good with the zippers 🙂

  7. January 31, 2013 / 4:17 am

    Gorgeous!!! You did a superb job!

    • February 2, 2013 / 1:46 am

      Thank you Adrienne

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