DIY Fur Collar Wool Coat

DIY Fur Collar Wool Coat
A few years ago prior to pinterest, I spotted the most amazing Michael Kors coat that I still have on my office inspiration board.  It was one of those I’m in love moments of pure visual bliss.  I tend to update my inspiration board throwing out old and updating new with the exception of this beauty.  Generally when I’m inspired, Its normally the color, the fit or the cut that inspires me most but with this coat I’m inspired by it all and it shows in this interpretation.

The coat was made using this plaid wool from and the same fox fur used on this blazer.  It was lined with a matte silk charmeuse which gives the inside a nice polished look.  The pattern used was this downloaded Burdastyle 08/2012 #101B  with the following alterations:

-Added 8″ to the lapel
-Added 4″ to the collar
-Added extended cover pockets instead of seam pockets
-Added an additional back panel
-Added a fur collar
-Added a wrist seam

Top-belongs to husband
Jeans-Paige Denim here
Manolo Blahnik here
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  1. January 14, 2014 / 1:58 pm

    Oh, Nikki. You make the most incredible garments. And you look like a million bucks in everything! So inspired by your creativity and your skills.

  2. January 16, 2014 / 9:53 pm

    Love it! I have a leopard fabric waiting for this pattern and I think I'll make the same alterations you did (back pannel and extended collar).

  3. January 16, 2014 / 9:59 pm

    it's really stunning! love it!

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