Saturday, September 22, 2007

Vintage Trench Makeover

Suede Magazine is arguably the best new magazine published for savvy ethnic woman in the past 5 years. However, Time Inc shelved it only after a few issues (I think the lack of marketing on Time's behalf is to blame). The March 2005 issue had a great DIY project to update a vintage trench that I jumped on immediately. I bought the vintage trench on eBay for $30 and bought all the trimmings in the garments district.
* I sewed on leather buttons and removed the original plastic ones.
* Covered the collar and belt with the same striped ribbon in the magazine.
* Replaced the tan lining with hot pink satin and navy blue bias tape.




4 comments :

Sheila said...

What a fantabulous makeover. I'm actually sitting and nursing a blouse that I'm thinking of refashioning into a dress by adding length.

Cidell said...

I think I never saw Suede on the shelves. If that's the kind of stuff they carried, I would have been all over it. This, is very inspirational. Wow.

kayellejaye said...

Wow. I still have this issue and a trench coat I got from the thrift store awhile back. New project! Thanks.

kayellejaye said...

Wow. I still have this issue and a trench coat I got from the thrift store awhile back. New project! Thanks.