Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Red Coat Refashion plus bonus baby shoes

I found this red coat at one of those by-the-pound thrift stores and I don't even think I paid $2 for it. It was a fabulous red. But just sooo oversized. Ill-fitting. And also was a bit odd. I undid the lining. Slimmed down the sleeves and the waist area. I then fixed the pockets to be side pockets. Plus I visually fixed the buttons. Everything was finished with bias tape.


I used the leftover wool to make baby shoes. I have more wool so I will probably make more. I just find them darling. And wahoo for using up scraps of fabric and buttons from old refashions!

Coat post here. Shoes post here.

Cheers,
Lauren

7 comments:

Andrea said...

Cuuuuute baby shoes! And the remake on the coat is amazing :) What a transformation! I've got a spring jacket that I need to do this to...just working up the courage to deal with all of the downsizing!

Sandy said...

Love that colour. Good idea for turning the pockets.
cute shoes.
Sandy in the UK

Amy Jo said...

Those shoes!!!! So cute! I love that you used the extra fabric for something so neat.

jennifer elliott said...

You are amazing. I envy your talent and creativity. Great job!

Elizabeth Hill said...

I've never refashioned a coat before (a bit chicken maybe?) but now I really want to. Your projects turned out so well!

- Elizabeth
aka The Hungry Octopus

diaryofamadmama said...

Loving these refashions. And the baby shoes are just darling. So cute!
~Jen

IWOM said...

Oi! Don't date us here!

My first store card was from Stiegers!

;-)

IWOM