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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!

    996 days ago   |   Reply
  2. Laura Hendryx

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

    1004 days ago   |   Reply
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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

    1010 days ago   |   Reply
    • Meg at Mood

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

      1010 days ago   |   Reply
      • joanne roberts

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

        1010 days ago   |   Reply
  6. Amy

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

    1017 days ago   |   Reply
  7. Muriel

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

    1018 days ago   |   Reply
  8. Lori

    Beautiful coat and welcome to the Mood Style.

    1018 days ago   |   Reply
  9. Nikki

    Thank you Caroline

    1018 days ago   |   Reply
  10. Nikki

    Thank you Isabel

    1018 days ago   |   Reply
  11. Erica B.

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

    1018 days ago   |   Reply
    • Nikki

      Thank you Erica

      1018 days ago   |   Reply
  12. Nancy K

    What a great idea! I love the coat.

    1018 days ago   |   Reply
    • Nikki

      Thank you Nancy

      1018 days ago   |   Reply
  13. La Vonne

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

    1019 days ago   |   Reply
    • Nikki

      Thank you Lavonne

      1018 days ago   |   Reply
  14. Candyce Nicole

    This is HAUTE!

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

    1019 days ago   |   Reply
    • Nikki

      Thank you Candyce

      1018 days ago   |   Reply
  15. Farrah

    super chic as always!

    1019 days ago   |   Reply
    • Nikki

      Thank you Farrah

      1018 days ago   |   Reply
  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.

    1019 days ago   |   Reply
  17. Caroline

    that’s fantastic, love the idea.

    1019 days ago   |   Reply

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