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DIY oversized coat and neoprene dress

When it comes to investing in a great winter coat, you can never go wrong with an oversized coat worn with everything from dresses to sweat pants.  This coat  was made using a grey wool from moodfabrics.com that has unfortunately sold out but here are a couple alternative fabrics here and here and lined with a silk charmeuse.
The pattern used was Vogue V8862 view C  previously seen here, with the following alterations:
-Added 24″ to the length
-Removed bottom half of coat seam
-Added 3″ to length of sleeve
-Connected the top pattern piece to the neck piece to remove the seam
-Cut the back piece on fold to remove the back seam
-Added 8″ to the neck for a more dramatic collar
-Added side seam pockets

The dress was made using my loved neoprene found here at moodfabrics.com.  The pattern used was the bodice to McCalls M5927 view E with the following alterations:

-Cut a 6 1/2″ curved V neck
-Removed the pockets
-Removed the back slit
-Added a 6″ curved slit to skirt front
-Removed the rouching at the sleeve
-Added a 5″ sleeve band

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