Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Leopard Print Fur Coat


*whispers* the leopard print coat is finished.


The pattern is Butterick 5569.

  

Alterations: 
The collar. I took 2 inches off the width. It would have been far too wide and flapping around all over the place. I also rounded off the corners.
  Pockets. The pockets in the pattern are stitched into the side seams. Instant hip-enhancement. Bleh. I swapped these for some square pockets on the front of the coat.
I used some vintage buttons I've had for, you know, ever, to match the lining.


 Kitties!

 


I used lining on the underside of the collar to make it sit flat.

 

And now here I am looking fabulous in it.

  
Oh I say! It's Lady Winchestah! Hurrah!



 
  

 Showing off my vintage bits


Looking generally pleased with myself

 
 And the rest of my outfit today


Cardi - Dangerfield
Skirt - Wyse
Tights - Cotton On
Cami - Jay Jays
Necklace - a gift from Hair Goddess Sarah
Boots - Opshopped


 Am  I pleased with myself?


Do I think I look awesome?

  

Yes yes.

  

Topped my look off with this fabulous bag I received as an early birthday present from my cousin.

  

Probably would have been less pleased if I'd known my hair resembled a mad dandelion all day.

 

Yikes.



17 comments:

  1. You do look gorgeous indeed in it, ahhhhhhhhhh. Aren´t you clever???
    I love love the cherry cardigan.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. Thank you so much! The cardi is a favourite of mine.

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  2. Lady, you are AMAZING! The coat looks fab, especially on you! I love the rest of the outfit too! xxxxx

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    1. I love being called Lady. Thank you! :) x

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  3. Dear lord you've done a spectacular job and I love that you got brave and made the alterations you wanted - "hip-enhancing pockets"? Yep they had to go and I'm impressed that you thought ahead and lined the back of the collar with that gorgeous LINING!!!!!!! xxx

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    1. Hips are all very well on my own terms, not on someone else's! I'm pretty pleased with the lining too, thanks!

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  4. Yah, your jacket looks great! The lining is too cute and completely unexpected.

    I am also in love with your cardigan. Oh cute little cherries.

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    1. I will keep this cardi til it falls apart.

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  5. Whoa. What a totally awesome coat! I want one. But it's like 35934938593084 degrees F (all year) where I live.

    Mabel
    Mabel Time

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    1. Maybe I could make you a warm weather version? A kitty-lined tank top perhaps?

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  6. HOLY BEJAYZUS!!! The coat is frickin SPECTACULAR... gawd, you're so clever!

    Yes, you DO look utterly fabulous - and it's obviously a LOT warmer there than here! I love the pink tights and new bag... but mostly I just LOVE your amazing coat! Sarah xxx

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    1. Well - if 4 degrees is warm, I agree with you!

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  7. Beautiful ! The inside with kitties is awesome ! I love your cherry cardigan and your transparent bag too !
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  8. this coat turned out great. love the result. oh, happy belated birthday to you!

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  9. I think this is a serious contender for the cutest cherry print cardi ever. I adored it in your red skirt post and love it here, too. I soooo wish I could find just like it here in Canada.

    Thank you sweetly for the beautiful birthday wishes, dear gal, I completely appreciate them.

    ♥ Jessica

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  10. I am very inspired to make a faux fur out of this pattern myself! How did you do the lining? Just use the main pattern pieces or something more snazzy than that?

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    1. Hello, and thank you! Yes, I just used the same pattern pieces for the lining. I considered trying to make a facing for the front but it was just too complicated. Have fun making yours!

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