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.
I used a downloaded Burdastyle pattern 12/2010 #101.
This fabric drapes beautifully and is semi-soft so I added a flexible interfacing in the front facing for a bit more structure.
I removed 4″ from the bottom of the pattern to make it a bit shorter.
I decided to make the sleeves 3/4 length, which makes this a perfect transition piece.
I added leather and corresponding wool arm warmers, which you can find the tutorial here, with some leftover leather I had hanging around.
that’s fantastic, love the idea.
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.
super chic as always!
Thank you Farrah
This is HAUTE!
Can’t wait to see more from you soon, Nikki!!
Thank you Candyce
Wow! Beautiful! Can’t wait to see more from you.
Thank you Lavonne
What a great idea! I love the coat.
Thank you Nancy
Very cool! And I love the coat! Congrats on being a regular Mood blogger!
Thank you Erica
Thank you Isabel
Thank you Caroline
Beautiful coat and welcome to the Mood Style.
Great looking coat, looking forward to many more fabulous items welcome to the Mood
What a great new feature with a fantastic sewing and style blogger. Welcome to Nikki of Beaute J’Adore!!!!
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
What about leather or faux leather? Or a bouclé with lots of texture to contrast with the tweed?
I like the boucle. I’ll try that. thanks
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OMG, now I am in love with that coat too! Love, love love it!
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!
Beautiful – Love your style!