It is definitely spring-cleaning time and it seems that many of us are taking a long, hard look at what is in the wardrobe.
This is a gorgeous, lightweight trenchcoat that my sister retrieved from her wardrobe recently. She offered it to me as she admitted that it was really a bit too big for her and she had never felt entirely comfortable with it. The coat fits me perfectly and being the perfect shade of red made it doubly attractive.
She did point out that the buttons on one sleeve had been damaged with one completely missing and the other one broken in half.
I went to Lincraft in the city today and found some buttons to replace them with.
They are the same size and style as the originals but are plain red rather than a variegated red/black as the others are. I am going to replace all 4 buttons on the sleeves and while they will be slightly different to the ones on the front opening, I don’t think that is going to matter.
I am looking forward to doing the necessary repairs so that this coat is ready to be a really useful addition to my wardrobe.
This is the sort of positive story that is happening every day when you choose to let go of things that are not quite right and languishing in the cupboard. There is someone out there for whom it will be perfect. They may be a family member, an op shopper or someone looking on eBay or even a Facebook Buy, Swap, Sell page.
lovely coat it is too! well done
thanx for sharing
Thank you, Selina.
I’ve often said that my favourite store is ‘my sister’s closet’. 🙂
Haha! Unfortunately, that has not been a great possibility most of the time as she is 10 years younger than me, 5 inches taller and a full dress size smaller. Occasionally, I have a win.
My sisters are both much taller than me, and our relative sizes have varied over the years. But I am a dab hand with a needle, and am happy to play around with styles… 🙂
It is an opportunity to be creative. 🙂