Before and After
So it is winter, BRRRRRRR, and what we're all looking for is the perfect coat. I've hunted for ages and I couldn't find anything that was a sexy skirt coat with loads of glamorous faux fur. And as usual folks, because I couldn't find it I decided to see if I could make it. I rifled through my closet and found this non sexy Primark trench which I bought for about £15 quid 5 years ago.
I remembered that I didn't like the colour much and consequently rarely wore it, but I did like the fit. So I decided this would be the foundation for my new coat!
I bought black dye from my local craft shop, bundled the coat into the washing machine. Instantly it came out darker, a sexy on trend dark green. Instantly better.
I bought new buttons from my local haberdashery, I was going to be going for a military glam look, so I decided to pick some buttons which would add to the military feel. I picked these and took off the horrid plastic buttons. Here are my silver and black enamel skull and cross bone buttons.
Trims! I love faux fur, no real fur here thank you very much. I think it looks so glam and it is HUGE on the catwalks at the moment. I needed no excuse so I bought a big silver faux wolf collar and matching individual silver faux wolf cuffs. I sewed them on and they instantly changed the entire look of the coat!
I got rid of the trench's belt because it was cheap looking so I needed a new belt. I really wanted a little embellished cinched belt to pull in the 1950s. I wanted to do a little vintage glamour with military chic so I had a look around. With foxes being MASSIVE on the catwalk at the minute I was delighted to pick up this little fox belt. How adorable is this?
What do you think? Doesn't it look so expensive?! I paid 15 quid 5 years ago for the coat, about £17 for the collar and cuffs, £6 for the buttons and £3 for the belt and £5 for the dye. So roughly £46 for everything in the whole coat. That's pretty good!
Also I had to show you my new hair, look at my pink ombre! I did it myself, if you want any of the details you can check out with my pink hair tutorial
So girlies what do you think? It's a bargain, I'm loving it I feel super glam.
Will you try customising any of your clothes, or creating new things out of old clothes? I think in our current economic climate there is something really satisfying about making something you really like out of a piece of clothing you already have.
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