I've been trying to be better lately about not buying clothing that I won't or don't wear. I love clothes and I'm often swayed by a good deal. So, in an effort to be more economical, I went through my closet and tried to come up with ways to refashion things I have.
I have a wonderful and expensive down coat that I bought years ago when I worked at an outdoor clothing store. It's really great quality, but there are things about it I no longer love.
I found some cheap faux fur and decided to add some fur trim to the hood. I also wanted to get rid of the snaps that I never use and don't really like.
I cute a strip 4 inches wide, pinned it to the right side of the hood an sewed it in place with the ends folded up.
I folded the trim to the right side and topstitched. It looks much better in real life that this picture shows, and now I love my coat again.
This sweater refashion was really easy and I really love my "new" sweater. The neck on the original was just too big and the fit overall was reminiscent of maternity clothing aka not very flattering. All I did for this one was to move some hidden snaps from the turtle-neck to the neck center, fold the turtle-neck down and move the buttons to the other side of the newly created collar. I sewed up the sides a bit to make it a little more fitted. So much more wearable.