It appears I’m on a bit of a vintage kick! I stopped by my favorite vintage store today and scored a gorgeous pastel blue wool coat. We were on a Civil War History Bike Ride and the store was across the street from the starting point. How convenient! I was thinking about a fancier coat for special events. This fits the bill perfectly!
It was so much fun showing you the construction of my yellow vintage dress that I thought I might do the same here. This time, I took photos in the coat :) The first thing I noticed is the coat is fully interfaced, with more interfacing under the arms.
While inspecting the coat, I also noticed that it was underlined too with more wool!
The interlining underlines the lining and is treated as one throughout
Here’s a photo of the back of the coat
The seams inside are narrow, about 1/2 inch or less. They are left unfinished.
The coat collar attaches to the left
The lining actually feels kind of acetate. Thick acetate. But, acetate.
LOVE this coat and am super happy
But, and this is a big but. It’s filthy :(
I’m debating removing the fur myself and sending it to the drycleaner and reattaching the fur after it comes back. Perhaps even add snaps so that it’s easily removable.
Or, should I send the entire thing to a furrier? My fox fur and leather hat cost a MINT to clean. More than I paid for this coat. But, I bargained the price of the coat down because of cleaning costs.
It’s pretty dingy with some stains on the back. The shoulders are brownish / dingy in parts too. If not for all the interior structure, I would soak it in the tub at home myself.
Oh, an anyone seen looooong cream or gray gloves for sale?
Thoughts on cleaning? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
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The weekend is a great time to vote as points are cumulative. I’m hoping my fellow nominees have shame and don’t bug their readers, friends and families to vote today too.
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