I'm constantly on the look-out for great deals on furs at antique stores, so when I came across this coat last spring, I fell in love with it purely for the fur collar. It is super soft and fluffy, and I was intending to take it off the coat and use it elsewhere. However, the coat was such a great fit that I'm keeping the collar in its original condition for the foreseeable future. :-)
The coat was originally almost knee-length and the sleeves were sans cuffs. However, the sleeves were too short on me, and I really needed a coat that could also accommodate my full 50s skirts, too. So, off went 8" of length and on went cuffs! I feel like the shorter length also helps give a 30s vibe to the coat- which is always a good thing!
The buttons were originally dark grey, but not being a big grey fan, I replaced them with mother-of-pearl buttons. :-) I ended up taking in the waist a bit and removing some strange metal decorations that were originally on the "waistband".
Overall, just small tweaks but the coat now feels entirely "me". :-)
· Thanks to Kathryn for the pictures! ·