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Mood Style: Wool Coat with Leather Arm Warmers

Editor’s note: We are very pleased to welcome our new Mood Style blogger, the fabulous Nikki of Beaute J’Adore. She’ll be posting frequently for the Mood Sewciety blog, sharing her unique way of sewing and styling her own clothes so she always looks like she stepped off the pages of a fashion magazine. Follow her here!

I’m one of those people who adores 3/4 sleeve coats. They look awesome but unfortunately are not built for frigid temperatures.  The perfect solution to combat cold and transition your fall coats is the addition of the coat with corresponding arm warmers.  When I saw this beautiful Italian wool fabric online at MoodFabrics.com,  I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.  This fabric is much more special in person, it has a drape which makes it perfect for this loose-fitting coat.  It’s tightly woven, irons well and sews perfectly.

Coat made with Mood Fabrics' Italian wool and paired with leather arm warmers.
I used a downloaded Burdastyle pattern 12/2010 #101.
Coat made with Mood Fabrics' Italian wool and paired with leather arm warmers.
This fabric drapes beautifully and is semi-soft so I added a flexible interfacing in the front facing for a bit more structure.
Coat made with Mood Fabrics' Italian wool and paired with leather arm warmers.

I removed 4″ from the bottom of the pattern to make it a bit shorter.

 

Coat made with Mood Fabrics' Italian wool and paired with leather arm warmers.
I decided to make the sleeves 3/4 length, which makes this a perfect transition piece.
 
Coat made with Mood Fabrics' Italian wool and paired with leather arm warmers.

I added leather and corresponding wool arm warmers, which you can find the tutorial here, with some leftover leather I had hanging around.

I think I’m kinda in love with this look.
Coat made with Mood Fabrics' Italian wool and paired with leather arm warmers.

24 Responses to “ Mood Style: Wool Coat with Leather Arm Warmers ”

  1. Alethia

    You have a great eye for non-traditional fashion! I love how you put your own spin on a basic look, fabulous! And, Congrats as well, I’m going to enjoy following along!

    141 days ago   |  
  2. Laura Hendryx

    OMG, now I am in love with that coat too! Love, love love it!

    148 days ago   |  
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  5. joanne roberts

    i have a beautiful wool / tweed vintage Oleg Cassini swing type coat. My son cut off the sleeves to use for rags. I need to put new sleeves on , but I’m not sure if I should match the coat fabric or use something different to complement the wool. The coat was free so I’ll try any suggestions. i prefer bell sleeves with a cuff. also the coat & sleeves are lined. thanks

    155 days ago   |  
    • Meg at Mood

      What about leather or faux leather? Or a bouclé with lots of texture to contrast with the tweed?

      154 days ago   |  
      • joanne roberts

        I like the boucle. I’ll try that. thanks

        154 days ago   |  
  6. Amy

    What a great new feature with a fantastic sewing and style blogger. Welcome to Nikki of Beaute J’Adore!!!!

    162 days ago   |  
  7. Muriel

    Great looking coat, looking forward to many more fabulous items welcome to the Mood

    162 days ago   |  
  8. Lori

    Beautiful coat and welcome to the Mood Style.

    163 days ago   |  
  9. Nikki

    Thank you Caroline

    163 days ago   |  
  10. Nikki

    Thank you Isabel

    163 days ago   |  
  11. Erica B.

    Very cool! And I love the coat! Congrats on being a regular Mood blogger!

    163 days ago   |  
    • Nikki

      Thank you Erica

      163 days ago   |  
  12. Nancy K

    What a great idea! I love the coat.

    163 days ago   |  
    • Nikki

      Thank you Nancy

      163 days ago   |  
  13. La Vonne

    Wow! Beautiful! Can’t wait to see more from you.

    163 days ago   |  
    • Nikki

      Thank you Lavonne

      163 days ago   |  
  14. Candyce Nicole

    This is HAUTE!

    Can’t wait to see more from you soon, Nikki!!

    163 days ago   |  
    • Nikki

      Thank you Candyce

      163 days ago   |  
  15. Farrah

    super chic as always!

    163 days ago   |  
    • Nikki

      Thank you Farrah

      163 days ago   |  
  16. Isabel

    Thanks for the intro to Beaute J’Adore. I love this look — the gold, winter white, and brown, sleek ponytail, and sunnies. I like style, but I also like comfortable and sensible so I am sick of all the sleeveless winter dresses and refuse to buy/sew any. This is a nice solution for the 3/4 sleeves though. Glad to see that this will be a regular feature on the blog.

    163 days ago   |  
  17. Caroline

    that’s fantastic, love the idea.

    163 days ago   |