Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Coat Makeover

So I have had this coat for years now, probably 6-7 years.  I hardly ever wear it because it doesn't quite feel like me.  I love colorful fun clothes and a typical brown trench coat doesn't quite fit the bill.
So I had the idea to do a complete makeover.  I used some RIT color remover to start with a clean slate. Here is a picture of this step.  (Sorry this shot is from my phone, I didn't know I'd be blogging it when I took the picture.)

After I removed the dye I decided to dye the coat with teal RIT dye, and switch out the buttons for something a little more playful.  And to put my true stamp on the coat I designed a pattern on my Silhouette CAMEO and used Silhouette Fabric Ink to make it come to life.  I'll do a tutorial next time I use fabric ink so you can see the process.

This is how my coat turned out.  I LOVE it now!!!  It definitely has a little Amy flair now.  :)



  1. This is SO COOL. What an awesome, inspiring project. never would have thought of it. Pinning, for sure.

  2. Very cute! I, too, have a trench I never wear anymore. Might have to try this!

  3. That is so cool...way cuter than the old trench!

  4. AND an adorable haircut too!