DIY Bright Red Bell Coat

DIY  Bright Red Bell Coat
Taking full advantage of this amazing weather we are experiencing, I decided to throw on my new favorite cashmere and wool coat.   I’m really curious to know if there is anyone else that absolutely love coats and jackets as much as I do maybe it’s a result of my winters growing up in Nebraska.  I live for coat weather on a whole new level and now that I make my own, I can indulge like crazy without the guilt.  This coat is made with this amazing fabric from mood. I wanted to break up some of the red with this bright red wool on the sleeves.  I lined the coat with this red poly charmeuse that gives this a coat a nice weight.

I used this Burdastyle downloaded pattern with no pattern alterations.  This was a pretty simple pattern with the exception of the missing pieces I had to draft myself (which is common with these downloads)

Jeans- J Brand found here
Top-BCBG dress worn as a tunic
Heels- Giuseppe Zanotti
Clutch- DIY




  1. December 23, 2013 / 3:26 pm

    Ah, finally there is someone else that shares the coat addiction as I do.. this coat is gorgeous!!!!!! perfect color for it.

    • December 31, 2013 / 2:54 am

      Thank you Jennifer

  2. December 23, 2013 / 4:42 pm

    beautiful…just beautiful. Perfect choice of fabric and execution….

    • December 31, 2013 / 2:54 am

      Thank you

    • December 31, 2013 / 2:54 am

      Thank you Sing

  3. Tiffany from Chicago
    December 23, 2013 / 10:03 pm

    WOW this is so hotttt! I love your style

    • December 31, 2013 / 2:53 am

      Thank you Tiffany

  4. December 23, 2013 / 11:17 pm

    That is one fabulous coat! Then again, you are one fabulous fashionista! The right styling and attitude makes all the difference, especially with simple cuts like this! Magnifique!

  5. December 23, 2013 / 11:20 pm

    That is one fabulous coat! Then again you're one fabulous fashionista. The right styling and attitude makes all the difference. Especially with simple cuts like this. Magnifique!

    • December 31, 2013 / 2:47 am

      Thank you so much

  6. December 24, 2013 / 1:37 am

    Beautiful! I love a red coat. Really interesting sleeves and shape.

    • December 31, 2013 / 2:47 am

      Thank you Debbie

  7. December 24, 2013 / 8:10 am

    Gorgeous coat! Your skills continue to amaze me!

    • December 31, 2013 / 2:47 am

      Thank you Levone

  8. December 24, 2013 / 3:55 pm

    Looks oh so good. Red is a must color for you. Stunning!

    • December 31, 2013 / 2:46 am

      Thank you

  9. December 25, 2013 / 6:15 pm

    I 'am French, and I love sewing and blogging too. Your coat is amazing : nice colour and nice shape !

    • December 31, 2013 / 2:46 am

      Thank you so much

  10. December 30, 2013 / 3:01 am

    Fabulous Coat! It looks so luxe and comfortable! I LOVE the sleeves and the little interest you insert into it by using a slightly different shade of red for the sleeves. Fabulous! And i LOVE the outfit. Effortlessly chic! Thanks for the post again!

    • December 31, 2013 / 2:46 am

      Thank you Michelle

  11. December 30, 2013 / 3:05 am

    Fabulous Coat! I love the way you used a different red fabric for the sleeves! It gives the coat a little more interest. Fabulous job! It looks so luxe and comfortable! Love it! Plus, the outfit is fabulous! Effortless chic! Bravo! Thanks for the posts!

  12. December 30, 2013 / 2:10 pm

    Wow … Now this is a bold and bright coat !!! Love it

    • December 31, 2013 / 2:45 am

      Thank you Melissa

  13. January 16, 2014 / 10:12 pm

    this is such an amazing coat!! beautiful colors, looks so great on you!

  14. February 4, 2014 / 4:38 pm

    Hi Nikki…I love this coat! Can you provide the link again for the fabric for the main color, it is not working. Thanks

    • February 7, 2014 / 3:23 am

      Hi Tiffany, it appears to be sold out, but if you contact mood they may be able to track it down for you. The item code is FW25529

  15. peppit
    February 21, 2014 / 5:45 am

    Hi, it's me, the one drulling with envy at Again what an amazing coat and what an absolute superb sense of fashion and styling you've got. I've just came round to trying this pattern the Nikki way and I have two questions, if I may.1) Did you keep the back piece center seam or cut it on the fold? I'm not sure I would like a back seam, but construction (drape) wise I don't know. 2) At which point (length) of the sleeve did you change color? My guess would be 2cm below the bottom seam, but I'm not sure. I find your choice just right for my liking. I hope the last question made any sense(please bare with my english). Thank you!

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