Sew Paradise

Recycle rain coat

Remember that coat that I made? that turned out to be too voluminous for me, and had icky topstitching. I’ve never worn it, and there it’s hung. Well it’s about to be a new coat!

I saw a darling 3/4 sleeve nylon coat in a shop in town. I am going to take that coat I made, remove the topstitching (sew silver on both sides and let it be contrast on the blue side). Then, I’m making button bands for the sides of the sleeve hems. And button bands for the sides of the coat, to cinch it up a little. I may have to cut some off the bottom of the coat to do this, but that’ll be fine. I think it’ll be a fun coat, and finally, I’ll wear it.

When I get back…that’s my recycle project for the month.

By paradise

I'm Ann. I've been sewing since I was 9. My first project was a denim wrap skirt. Thrifting is a way of life for me - both eco-chic and financially savvy.

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