Hi Darlings! I had the hubby go to storage and pull out my winter coats because I had no idea what I had in those boxes and while looking through the piles I found a coat I made years ago. I forgot all about it, lol. This was a Hilary Duff Pattern from 2007 and I still love this coat although I will say that I need to go through those tubs of clothes and coats in storage and give a lot of stuff away because it is taking up so much room and clearly I am not missing any of it.
I really would love to do a pattern review but the pattern is no longer available although you may be able to find it at a local Joann and ebay has a few too. I love the details of the coat because I remember spending a lot of time on it. It is fully lined and even has bound buttonholes. Making sure to take extra care in construction helps your garments hold up over the years and this baby has held up pretty well since 2008 when I made it.
Pattern OOP McCall 5513
Coat DIY (similar) HERE / Vintage Jeans (old) similar HERE / Gap Sunglasses (old) / Rust Turtle Neck F21 Sweater (old) similar HERE
This is the coat turned inside out. It has a full lining
Back View of Coat
Close up of the front
I made bound buttonholes using the wool fabric so it would show on the right side since you can see the inside collar and the sleeve cuffs too.
Wearing this coat makes me feel girly and happy, LOL
Swarovski Elements Magazine App
I read a lot of magazines on my ipad and iphone and I came across a really cool magazine by Swarovski Elements and though I would share. I did not realize how much fashion/apparel info was in this magazine but after enjoying the cool runway videos within the app and the beading article on couture I was sold, and its FREE too!
Here are some screenshots and a link to the app in iTunes: http://bit.ly/NAjCC5