Opening Ceremony x Pendleton Coat Redone

The night before I gave birth to Cruzzie (10/7/2009), I was shopping online (obvi), and I ordered myself a Pendleton x Opening Ceremony coat. I wore it night and day for years. To the ground! After much love, I became a little tired of the silhouette and pregnancy shape, so I retired it to the hall closet. On a mad search for a jacket this Fall, I stumbled upon my beloved coat. So out it came; but it needed some updated tailoring.

 

October 2009 -- one week after giving birth. Love the color, pattern (and kiss), but the shape is outdated, boxy and huge.

October 2009 — one week after giving birth. Love the color, pattern (and kiss), but the shape is outdated, boxy and huge. Hi one week old Cruzzie! Hi same hair style!

So, I took it to the neighborhood tailor, and requested a slimmer, more modern fit. And boy oh boy, do I love the final result! Take a look (and don’t mind the awkward model poses! I am not a model, by any means).

 

Hanging -- such a fun and vibrant pattern that it spoofs up any outfit (or room!)

Hanging — such a fun and vibrant pattern that it spoofs up any outfit (or room!)

Gotta love good ol Pendelton style Navajo prints

Gotta love good ol Pendelton style Navajo prints

Slimmer silhouette, still with a little flair out but much more fitted.

Slimmer silhouette, still with a little flair out but much more fitted.

The rear view.

The rear view. I am practicing my “watch me / whip nae nae” dance routine.

Why hello there.

Why hello there.

Harumph.

Harumph.

Perfect Fall weather coat -- WINTER STAY AWAY FOR A LITTLE BIT LONGER, I am not ready!

Perfect Fall weather coat — WINTER STAY AWAY FOR A LITTLE BIT LONGER, I am not ready!

 

The power of a good tailor- it is like a brand new jacket. Hope you are having a great week — do you have any old clothing that you made “new” through tailoring? And don’t you love old school Pendleton?

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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8 Comments

  1. Great idea! I had my prom dress shortened so that I could re-wear it to a wedding. I loved how it came out and made me feel like the dress was well-worth the money!

  2. Great coat! I love the shape of it and the back of it is lovely. The print is so different and refreshing. Very autumn 🙂 Hope you get plenty of nice autumn weather to wear it for, ie. that winter doesn’t come too soon!

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