a constant work in progress involving garment sewing, fabric hoarding, thrifty work-arounds, amazing adventures with dogs, and living with teenage girls.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Goodbye leather trenchcoat...
...and hello new handbag! I've been wanting to do this for ages, since I never wear this coat anymore and the leather was too good to just give away.
You can still see the trenchcoaty double-breastedness, which is now the closure. I used the belt as the shoulder strap, and incorporated the existing front pockets which run on the seam (you can kind of see them below the buttoned flap). I topstitched some nice folds to give it structure, and lined it in a cute paisley coated cotton I had lying around from a failed attempt at lunchboxes.