Right after the fall shows in February, I fell in love with a Louis Vuitton coat that’s made with a menswear fabric and cut like a mans coat, but with ombre sparkle at the hem. Me being me, I decided to make something similar for myself. I had some fabric that would work, and a pattern, and procured some sequins. I started to sew them on. And sew. And sew. Now, I am not a person who demands instant gratification from every project, but eventual gratification somewhere on the horizon may be important to me. After a while, I put it aside. Then the fall fashion mags started coming in, and this coat is featured in every one of them that I’ve seen. Taunting me. So I took out the sequins again and got sewing. I’ve managed to finish embellishing the back piece. I’m giving myself a break now to keep despair from setting in, and I will start embellishing the front at some point. Maybe it will be done by spring.
Oh, and it looks like the original has the couture equivalent of glued-on glitter rather than sequins.