Wednesday, December 19, 2012

OOTD: DIY Throwback Coat + Swarovski Elements Cool App

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





xoxo
Mim G


36 comments:

  1. The coat pattern I remember! I'm going to have to search in my lovely collection to see if I have it. If I remember the Duff version was red with some black cut outs on it...right?

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  2. This coat is absolutely adorable. Great job AGAIN!

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  3. I love the bound button holes with the different fabric. I have never seen that before. That would make a great tutorial...j/s ;)

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  4. That is one cute coat. Love the tartan inners,

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  5. So cute. I remember when you posted about it back in the day. I have that pattern in my stash. It keeps falling lower and lower on my ever growing to sew list. My ones goal this winter is to make a winter coat.

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    1. I have two more coats I want to sew ;-)

      Thanks!

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  6. Hi Mimi,

    Your coat is beautiful. Love the OOTD

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  7. Love this jacket. I'm gonna have search for the pattern. You are totally rocking it!!

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  8. Again, the fabric, the soft subtle greenish color with the orange sweater is so dang cute. Love it. You should maybe auction your old clothes and give the money to charity? Is that too much work, should I shut it? Happy Holidays MiMi!

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    1. LOL, no never shut it. I give all of my old clothes to the ladies at the church my hubby attends so everything in storage will prob go to them to ;-)

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  9. Oh I just love this coat, and I'm not a fan much of bubble hems! This is a bubble hem done so right that I'm considering picking up the pattern.

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  10. My goodness, you are awesome, that coat is pure lush. I LOVE IT! I want it, I love it. I wish I could sew THAT well and make myself one -sigh-

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  11. Impeccable details! Absolutely love it.

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  12. Impeccable details. Absolutely love it.

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  13. Can you give me the Hilary duff pattern number from 2007 for the jacket please?
    Thanks, Pam

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    1. Okay come on now Pam, lol the pattern is listed in the post in big font and pink, did you read the post?

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  14. Do you have a pattern number for the jacket ?

    Thanks, Pam

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  15. Lmao, sorry ! And sorry for two posts, I didn't think the first went thru ! This pattern looks hard is it for very experienced sewing ? Happy Holidays !

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  16. I love the coat. Like you said, so girly! Great job!!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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  17. Love this, and all of the special details you added, especially the plaid for the bound buttonholes.

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  18. What a lovely jacket. I really like the bound button holes. I must try that next time I make a coat. I have some cord in my fabric stash that I may just make into a coat for next winter. It is a little too hot where I live to think about coats at the moment though!

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.