Projects, Style / January 8, 2018

Pink Coat

Pink Coat // Winter Style // Hunting for Pink Flamingos

A couple of years ago, I decided that I didΒ not want to haul my big winter coat to Iowa when I went for Christmas. (We’re talking about a mid-thigh peacoat here. It’s not huge. I think I was just in a weird mood.)

So instead, I decided to bring a fleece-lined jacket that I had. (To be fair, I’d realized earlier in the year that the coat was a lot warmer than it looked.) Of course, my mom asked me twice a day if I was warm enough, and she kept trying to give me other coats. But the fleece kept me surprisingly warm.

So when I decided to make my own winter coat, I wasn’t very concerned with it being made of wool. I actually decided not to use wool at all. My only non-negotiable was that it had to have a fleece lining.

Pink knee-length coat with fur collar Make a statement this winter with a pink coat Winter Style // Hot pink knee-length coat // Hunting for Pink Flamingos Brighten up gloomy winter days with a hot pink coat Pink Coat with Fur Collar // Sewing Projects on Hunting for Pink Flamingos Staying warm + stylish this winter Coat Goals: Hot pink with a faux fur collar

| Coat: I made it (see below), similar here and here | Dress: LOFT, similar here and here | Fleece-Lined Leggings: similar | Boots: Ross, similar |

For the coat:

| Pattern: Simplicity S0825 | Pink exterior fabric: Fabric.com | Black lining fabric: JoAnn | Fleece: JoAnn | Fur collar: I cut up a scarf πŸ™‚ |

If we’re being honest, I can see why there aren’t a whole lot of fleece-lined coats. I decided that I wanted to do a full inner layer of fleece — which I stuck to — but it was a PAIN to put in. It also made the coat a lot heavier and bulkier than I originally wanted.

But it’s WARM. As Matt said, “It passed the Iowa test.”

And it’s pink! With a faux fur collar. I don’t think I’ll be getting it mixed up with anyone else’s coat in the near future. πŸ™‚

Thanks for reading!

P.S. I used the same pattern to make my (faux) fur vest, too! I just chose the shorter length and didn’t add the sleeves.

2 Comments

  1. Ramona Meester

    I love it! Looks great on you. πŸ™‚

    08 . Jan . 2018
    • Naomi

      Thank you, thank you! I think I was wearing it when I came to your house over Christmas!

      12 . Jan . 2018

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