Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Trench Coat Project

I like to think that out of every mistake is born a great idea. I recently completely ruined a vintage trench coat with bleach while trying to clean off a stain. Devastated, the recycler in me couldn't throw it in the scrap pile because of its fine construction and high quality vintage fabric. So after a week or two of stewing over what to do with it, I came up with The Trench Coat Project.

The trench coat project involves re-tailoring, distressing, adding to, modifying and otherwise updating vintage trench coats to take on a haute couture look and feel. Here is a sneak peek at the first trench coat victim:

Stay tuned in the next few weeks as I unveil the first trench coat!


  1. Anonymous9:16 AM

    Oooh this is exciting!! Can't wait to see is unveiled next week...


  2. Amy, I am nearly finished with the first coat and hope to post pictures in the next few days. Made a lot of progress on it in the middle of the night yesterday...up 'til 5 AM :)