DIY Perfect print coat

DIY Perfect print coat
I’m generally not a fan of printed coats, but I recently started watching the new reality show House of DVF and found myself mesmerized by all the color and prints.  So when I found this DVF print on which was a dead ringer for one I spotted on the show, I had to get it.

The pattern used for this coat was my beloved Vogue V8840 shirt pattern which has appeared in my last three fashion posts here here and here with the following pattern alterations:

-Added 14″ to the length
-Added 1″ to the back shoulders
-Added 1″ to the height of the neck
-Added 1″ to the left and right side seams
-Added a 5″x41″ front facing
-Added 3″ to the length of the sleeves
-Added a 2″x18″ leather band at sleeve
-Added 2 1.5″ snap buttons

I chose to simply serge the edges instead of lining, but I’m considering adding a removable lining.

Coat-DIY-Vogue V8840
Sweater-DIY-Vogue V8840
Skirt-DIY- Butterick B5285
Heels-Giuseppe Zanotti
Clutch-Botttega Venetta

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  1. November 21, 2014 / 3:00 pm

    Hi Nikki!
    I recently discovered your blog and have to say you are my new favorite blogger. Your class, grace and positive energy has renewed my interest in learning to sew. I look forward to learning from you. I wish you much love, peace and blessings.
    Warmest Regards from the DMV


  2. November 21, 2014 / 4:55 pm

    Fabulous!!!! I love it!!!

  3. November 21, 2014 / 5:29 pm

    Love the look!! The House of DVF is a must see, just for Ms. DVF herself and the prints/colors!! Your ensemble warms up this cold day!! 🙂

  4. November 22, 2014 / 12:57 am

    Ooh love it! And thanks for turning me on to another show! I learned about Joe Zee's All On The Line from you too: )

  5. TIsha
    November 24, 2014 / 9:01 pm

    what type fabric is this…the link isn't live.

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