Total self indulgence! There’s no other explanation for buying this vintage 1950s sequined and embroidered masterpiece of a coat from Oh So Vintage. It screams special occasion, but I’m tempted to wear it when the heck I like and just because. Going to the supermarket? Crack open the vintage coat! A wander down Walthamstow market? Not without my sequins and heels!
I’m wearing it with the Simplicity 4934 I made with Beth of Sunny Gal Studios. I wore this dress to my third interview for my new job! It’s definitely worth having a classic like this in the wardrobe for those taxing life events when you don’t need the extra stress of panic buying outfits.
I now really want to make a coat like this. I thought I owned a suitable pattern, but when I went to check the below, it was totally different! That’s a 60s vibe going on there, isn’t it? (How does one date sewing patterns? There aren’t any copyright details anywhere on this.)
I’ve started a Pinterest board for 1950s coat patterns, but I haven’t found anything quite like my black beauty. Can anyone recommend a pattern? A more ‘day’ version of this coat may be joining my sewing queue. I say more ‘day’ version, but really I mean a back up for when this one’s at the dry cleaners. I’ll still be wearing this to the office, and the pub, and the corner shop, and the… Oh, go on, then. Maybe I’ll keep it for special occasions. What do you think?