It’s 2012 but I’ve still been heavily obsessing over the Comme des Garcons Fall 2009 collection. Specifically the blanket trench:
Luckily it’s a completely DIY-able design. I got some inspiration photos here, and saw that Elizabeth of White Lightning made one for herself. I went thrifting in search of a trench and a blanket. I found a good fitting trench, but a wool blanket was actually hard for me to find. I found this reversible cape/poncho thing in the blanket section and thought it would be good since most of the work was done for me.
And here’s the outcome:
What I didn’t realize with the cape is that the silhouette wouldn’t be the same as the Comme des Garcons coat, and there are definitely some imperfections, but for not being an experienced sewer I was super duper pleased and proud of myself with this and I’ve pretty much worn it non-stop since I made it. I love it! Doing a DIY like this has really opened my eyes to what’s possible to make yourself. Now I feel I can go into thrift stores and keep my eyes open for things I can re-work and re-imagine. Are there any past collections from designers that you are ceaselessly obsessing over?