DIY Transition Coat

DIY Transition Coat

I’m one of those people that adore 3/4 sleeve coats, they look awesome but are not built for frigid temperatures.  The perfect solution to combat cold and transition your fall coats is the addition of the coat with corresponding arm warmers.  When I saw this beautiful Italian wool fabric at,  I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.  This fabric is much more special in person, it has a drape which makes it perfect for this loose fitting coat.  It’s tightly woven, irons well and sews perfectly.I used this downloaded Burdastyle pattern with the following alterations:

-Removed 4″ from the hem
-Converted pattern sleeve into 3/4 length
-Added leather and wool arm warmers-tutorial here




Arm Warmers- available here
Trousers- DIY seen here and here
Boots-Gianvito Rossi
Bangles-AV Max and Jose & Maria Barrera similar version here



  1. Anonymous
    November 13, 2013 / 1:04 pm

    When I thought I can't love you more, you come out with an amazing creation 🙂 You are extremely talented and I just wish one day I will be able to make nice outfits like you. (Secret admirer)

  2. Tiffany from Chicago
    November 13, 2013 / 1:30 pm

    Love love love love!!!

  3. Anonymous
    November 13, 2013 / 3:52 pm

    That fabric is beautiful and of course your talent is unmatched. Great job!

  4. November 13, 2013 / 4:03 pm

    BEAUTIFUL! I love your eye for matching fabrics with patterns! You would spend $$$ buying that coat in the stores! And,w hat a great way to use those leather arm warmers!!
    Very classy!

  5. November 13, 2013 / 4:23 pm

    Love your style! And this coat looks amazing, the adjustments you made are a definite improvement over the original pattern.

  6. saro
    November 13, 2013 / 7:38 pm

    I've just discovered your blog via the mood network. I am really enjoying your creations and blog!

  7. November 13, 2013 / 8:34 pm

    just gorgeous!!! love the entire outfit!

  8. November 13, 2013 / 8:48 pm

    A woman of my own heart. I'm a sucker for Italian wools. They are my favorite fabric choice. This jacket is fabulous dear.

  9. November 13, 2013 / 9:16 pm

    What impeccable style you have!! The whole ensemble looks fabulous on you. I think this would translate well to wine country chic so I have to make it now!

  10. carrie diaries
    November 13, 2013 / 9:21 pm

    This entire look is haute!

  11. Anonymous
    November 13, 2013 / 9:22 pm

    Wow what a beautiful coat and these arm warmers. You are so freakin talented and innovative I love it.

  12. November 13, 2013 / 11:37 pm

    Love, love, love this look. The hand of this fabric…glorious. I bet there will be more than a few recreating this look.

  13. November 14, 2013 / 3:04 am

    where are you getting your leather from?

  14. November 14, 2013 / 5:35 am

    Gorgeous!!! I haven't been reading blogs for a while due to being so busy. I need to catch up on yours!

  15. November 16, 2013 / 2:31 am

    Love! I need that coat in my life.

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