A Contemplative DIY

Since seeing this image in the November issue of W magazine . . .

W magazine November 2010+gray jacket

…I’ve been contemplating DIYing this vintage coat below into something similar.

60s-shift-dress-wool-coat

But I really love this coat . . .
…but the shape and style and fabric are almost identical to the one above
… but I really love this coat
. . . and thus the contemplation continues.

Original outfit post HERE

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

28 Comments

  • The Broke-Ass Bride

    November 3, 2010 |

    DON’T DOOOOO IT! That coat is WAY to beautiful on its own, and will remain a classic for years to come. I usually am all in favor of DIY but in this case I vote NO! 🙂

  • Jac

    November 3, 2010 |

    Keep the coat! If it doesn’t turn out totally amazing you’re going to regret giving up such a great coat. I’m sure you can find another coat/figure out another way to make this jacket.

  • Lisa Petrarca

    November 3, 2010 |

    Nooo you can’t, but you can go on a vintage hunt for something suitable to cut up. Like how I boss you around!LOL!

    Stop by & check out the PIERRE CARDIN 60th Anniversary Show.

    http://lisapetrarca.blogspot.com/2010/11/pierre-cardin-60th-anniversary-show-new.html

  • laura elizabeth

    November 3, 2010 |

    Don’t do it. That coat is much to nice to possibly accidentally ruin it.

  • Emma at Daily Clothes Fix

    November 3, 2010 |

    I’m in agreement with everyone else. Your cost is beautiful the way it is. I think DIYs are only worth the risk if it’s something you don’t already love and wear.

  • Tabitha Sheridan

    November 3, 2010 |

    Please don’t!!
    The coat is so perfect! x

  • Amanda

    November 3, 2010 |

    ^^^ i concur, Miss Maegs.

  • Katie W

    November 3, 2010 |

    I agree with the rest of the beautiful ladies, you CAN’T change that vintage coat! It’s gorgeous and so perfectly classic…

  • ~L~ of Avid Accents

    November 3, 2010 |

    don’t change something you love. Go thrift shopping for another one.

    and thanks for the comment yesterday 🙂 he is sexy!
    ~L~
    My Style Blog

  • Daniela

    November 3, 2010 |

    I say don’t do it. Its a great coat and I think if you went thrifting you might find something else to use…

  • Ady

    November 3, 2010 |

    I am going to agree. Don’t cut up something you love. Find something suitable in a thrift store instead. 🙂

  • Craftmaker

    November 3, 2010 |

    Don’t do it with this one! It is way too beautiful. Why don’t you try and find one at a thrift store? You have such a good eye for those findings. I am sure you will come up with a great coat to DIY and it will turn out great!

    Maria from:

    My current hobby!

  • Anonymous

    November 3, 2010 |

    ditto.

  • needleandstring

    November 3, 2010 |

    How about some faux fur fabric instead? Take two long rectangles, then sew them long sides together, part of the way, then you can drape the tails over your shoulder and belt them. Check out my blog, I’ve got an idea for a DIY lindsey thornburg cape!

  • God's Favorite Shoes!

    November 3, 2010 |

    Don’t do it! Just go thrift something similar or do what you normally do…Get some ental floss and gummy bears and make a whole new coat! LOL!! You’re the queen, you can do that!

    But don’t mess with this coat….the sleeves are superb as is!

  • FASHION SNAG

    November 3, 2010 |

    That coat is fabulous the way it is.

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  • Heather

    November 3, 2010 |

    I think I like yours more haha.
    xoxo http://behindthelashes.com

  • Tania

    November 3, 2010 |

    Hola Maegan!!!!
    Te escribo desde España,me encanta tu blog!!!!es increible!!
    Tienes mucho estilo y das unas ideas magníficas,gracias!
    La próxima vez intentaré escribirte en inglés.
    Un beso!

  • Pretty Little World

    November 3, 2010 |

    I really love the coat that you have too – I wouldn’t cut it up. BUT the coat in the picture is really, really cute too! Could you do a DIY with fabric from JoAnn’s or somewhere? (says the person who can’t sew a lick.)

    That way you could have two lovely coats 🙂

  • Erin

    November 3, 2010 |

    Don’t do it Maegan!!! You’ll regret it for sure.

  • Anonymous

    November 4, 2010 |

    Do not touch your great coat….it looks fabulous on you. Look through thrift shops instead for your DIY. Sunny and warm up here again! Watched the Giants parade on TV. Have a great evening, Sunshine!

  • Juanette

    November 4, 2010 |

    I really love that coat also, I agree with Anon find a thrifted coat for the DIY and keep that one. Loves it!

  • 406 Olivia

    November 4, 2010 |

    Don’t hate, but I have a cape/coat so very like the one in the W photo!

    See for yourself
    here

  • Anonymous

    November 4, 2010 |

    Keep the coat as is… if any thing only change the sleeves!!

  • Gwen

    November 4, 2010 |

    I have to agree with everyone else. The coat is fabulous just the way it is!!! XOXO

  • Anonymous

    November 4, 2010 |

    leave this coat just as it is… there is a similar one by calvin klein on sale at nordstrom right now. its a lovely cream color

  • Lauren

    November 4, 2010 |

    Don’t!!!! I’ll cry!

  • Nikki Aimee

    November 4, 2010 |

    PLEASE, don’t alter that coat?!!
    It’s too flyy. Find something else to DIY into the W mag coat.
    Good day & thank you. 😉