DIY oversized coat

A few weeks ago while cleaning out my closet I found my pair of leather arm warmers that were my goto favorite a couple of years ago.  I decide to dust them off and make a new coat especially for the occasion, using this Italian wool/cashmere coating from moodfabrics.com.  This coating comes in 10 different colors, it’s medium to heavy weight and perfect for winter.  I lined this coat using a poly blend lining I purchased from moodfabrics.com last year.  Check out their selection of linings here.

The pattern used for this coat was this vintage Vogue 5089

Jeans-MIH
Top-Zara faux wrap dress converted to a top
Boots-Schutz
Shades-Prism

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13 Comments

  1. December 1, 2015 / 3:47 pm

    Love the entire look, absolutely gorgeous!!!!

    • Nikki
      March 1, 2016 / 2:45 am

      Thank you Jennifer

  2. December 1, 2015 / 6:03 pm

    you never disappoint. SLAY, Queen Nikki!

    • Nikki
      March 1, 2016 / 2:46 am

      Thank you Tee 🙂

    • Nikki
      March 1, 2016 / 2:46 am

      Thank you

  3. December 2, 2015 / 10:44 pm

    Fabulous coat!

    • Nikki
      March 1, 2016 / 2:46 am

      Thank you Levone

  4. December 18, 2015 / 4:27 pm

    Nikki you are "BAD to the bone"! Haha love your style and sewing skills.

    • Nikki
      March 1, 2016 / 2:46 am

      Thank you Carrie 🙂

  5. Toni
    April 28, 2016 / 8:08 am

    Nikki,

    Do have any suggestions on how I might find the pattern to make this coat? It’s beautiful.

  6. Karmeisa Caldwell Jackson
    December 22, 2016 / 3:23 pm

    Hi, I am new to your blog and perfectly obsessed…LOL. I am a new sewer but can google/youtube anything. Can you tell me was this fairly easily to put together????

    • Nikki
      December 24, 2016 / 5:03 pm

      Thank you so much! It was relatively easy, but I remember the collar being a bit annoying. I would definitely use a fabric with a bit of structure that irons well. Try to use your instincts and not necessarily the instructions because they were a bit confusing.

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