Several months ago I found this image of a coat that I found very intriguing. I loved the positioning of the stripes and the leather trim. I saved the image so that someday I could create something similar.
That day finally came when I came across a free pair of men's shorts at a clothing exchange while camping last summer. Now, you may wonder what a pair of men's shorts have to do with the striped coat, but it does fit into the story. The pinstriped shorts just happened to be the same color of blue as a couple of men's shirts that I had. I figured I could make the shorts into a skirt, and the shirts into the coat. And, that's what I did!
Now I know that my creation is not an exact replica of the original, it was never meant to be, especially since we're refashioning here. But it does have a similar feel.
Although I originally planned for this skirt and coat to be worn together, I think my favorite look is the coat with skinny jeans.
What do you think...better with the skirt or the jeans?
For more pictures, and a little more about the process, you can visit my blog, Second Chances by Susan. Thanks!