This months theme on Sophistique Noir was outerwear.
I almost didn't make it in time.
I just finished altering my favourite winter coat. I featured it on my other blog last winter, but only wore it once after it was completed. I figured the gusset in the back made my tail look big, so the pretty coat got forgotten.
I took it out, tried it on, and ripped the gusset out, replacing it with a slit.
Originally, I made the coat from another coat I no longer liked. I altered it drastically, and added a warm lining.
The coat now bears a pirate-y feel, with large, lace-trimmed cuffs and buttons in the back.
The collar is very high. I wanted it closed so I wouldn't have to wear a scarf with this coat.
The length is practical here where every distance is covered by car.
All in all, it's a very pretty coat, and I'm glad Mrs Kitty's theme made me unearth it from the depths of my wardrobe.