Saturday, May 7, 2011

before and after

I bought this trench coat about 3 years ago with a gift card a student had given me for Christmas.  I think I wore it once.  It was too big, too white, and it was one of those items that looked way better in the dressing room than it did at home.  (Plus, I lost the sash that went with it.  A trench coat is no good without a sash.)


So, since it's springtime (and therefore I can wear as much white as I want) I decided to fix up the jacket a little bit.  (As it turns out, I frequently break the "no white before labor day" rule.  I've never been a fan of that rule anyway.)  I took it in on the sides and in the back so it fits my waist better

Then I added a blue sash which I stole from a dress that I own.  That's the great thing about sashes.  They can be shared. How nice of them, right?


Then I added navy blue bias tape around the edges of the sleeve ties.  I am debating whether or not I want to add some to the pockets as well, but I don't want to overdo things, so I'm sticking with this for now.  


Final Product:  (I"m pretty sure I'll wear this one more than once.  And I'm not sure why the picture turned out yellow.  But since I am my own photographer and get tired of setting the timer over and over again, this'll have to do.  My bad. And yes, I take my pictures in the bathroom.  It's the only room in my apartment that has lights.)

14 comments:

  1. I love the details, the collar the buttons. great job!

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  2. LOVE the makeover! It turned out sooooo cute! I think you're right to leave it as is, I think the pockets might be overkill. Perfection! Thanks for linking it up-
    hugs-
    Tiff

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  3. I love how you added the blue bias tape. It really gives the jacket an added something. Stopping by from Tea Rose Home and your newest follower.

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  4. The bias tape! That's so so brilliant. I love the way it turned out!

    Kayla
    Freckles in April

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  5. Love the detail with the tape. I'm gonna have to follow you now for all these great ideas!

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  6. This is darling! I love trench coats, but I don't own one. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. Fantastic details - the small touches made such a stylish difference! Thanks for sharing - Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
    ~Stephanie Lynn
    www.bystephanielynn.com

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  8. LOVE THIS!! Thanks for linking @'Sew Cute Tuesday'. I'll be featuring you tomorrow, so be sure to stop by and grab a 'featured' button!

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  9. Looks great now! Love the bias tape.

    Ruth

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  10. I love the new look!
    Thanks for linking this up as well!!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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  11. what a difference! I love it, this is something I would love to wear.

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