Craft, stitchin' and sustainable living

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Swing coat refashion

Lately I've been admiring all those cute cropped swing coats about, and was thinking about making one. Then it dawned on me that I have a coat in my wardrobe that could be easily refashioned into one! I bought the coat in an op-shop binge, it was 50 cents and I liked the colour, so I didn't really pay attention to the fact that it is definitely in the style of a more mature woman (the truth is, my Nana would probably be more likely to wear it than me). So into the wardrobe it went, and it hung there, unworn, for a few months. Until now!

I cut some length off the sleeves and the hem of the jacket, and it was as simple as pinning it at the right length and stitching it up.

Not only was I happy to turn something unworn into something wearable, but I also used up some thread I had leftover from another project - right down to the last of it, and nothing left on the bobbin. Alright!

I'm thinking I could possibly even make the hem a bit shorter - what do you think?


  1. Oh very nice, I love the colour

  2. Britt it's perfect... And the brown of sets so many colours!! Big thumbs up Hun...

  3. it turned out so well! I love the neckline and the fabric- it definitely was a diamond in the rough! I think you're right, it could go a bit shorter to be proportionate with the shorter sleeve length.