Monday, October 10, 2011
They are pretty pricey and they deserve to be. In Houston I'd be lucky to be able to wear a wool coat once during the winter. (I keep trying to add a link to her etsy shop but it doesn't seem to be working. To see more of her coats, just go to etsy and search for "katwise." She has lots of really nifty coats on her page.)
Then Katwise published a guide to make your own coat. I made mine from cut up t-shirts and leftover knit fabric.
I planned on making the big full skirt and long crazy hood. The full skirt looked terrible on my fluffy body. I removed some of the skirt panels and cut the front 2 panels parallel to the front closure.
Then I added the sewn on waistband and belt. Again, it looked bad on me. So I removed the waistband and I was able to really make sure that the top hit me right at the waist. I added belt loops and a belt that helped me better fit the coat.
I made the long hood and attached it to the coat. It wasn't heavy but it still felt like it was dragging the coat back and choking me. So I removed the hood and added a collar. The collar was really cute but the neckline was still too high.
So, then I removed the collar and added a facing to the bodice of the jacket. I added some large snaps to close the coat properly. Because of my cutting down the front panels the coat wasn't large enough to wrap around me very far.
Then I started on the fringed scarf. I'm still adding scraps to it. I don't think it's possible to add too much fringe to the scarf.
My inspiration from Katwise: