I had been looking for a new coat, but didn't want to spend the money for a really nice one! Call me cheap, call me thrifty, whatever!
I found this one at Goodwill...I was actually looking for some primo wool to use to make flowers. Sometimes I buy old wool coats for a bit of different textures to use in my wooling creations.
This coat fit me perfectly, felt good, looked good with some imagination and it was $20. Brand name. Problems: only two of the seven buttons existed, it was dirty (see cuff above) and had a few areas to mend seams.
So, I took it to the dry cleaners and went shopping for some buttons. The buttons were almost two inches wide so I had my work cut out for me. I ended up buying 1.5 inch buttons and tacking the button holes to make them smaller.
The buttons are black with a circular gold-ish design off center on each button.
They add a lot of zing to the coat (that's my story any way!).
I wore it today for the first time and it was really warm and comfy! And the Christmas scarf I got from my
friend Dorothy looks perfect with it!