A Quick Fix for a Baggy Blue Coat
Cobalt blue seems to be all over the streets here in Manhattan right now, so when I saw this coat in a thrift store recently, I jumped.
Here's the back of the coat as it stands now. Its original owner was quite, quite stout, and the coat originally was rather large with a loose belt across the back.
The shoulders fit nicely over tailored jackets which made it a good overcoat for me, but the back of the coat was the problem. I figured that if I pulled it in, the overall silhouette would be more to my liking.
Since I only spent $3.00 for it, I didn't want to do too much work to get it to fit.
This coat had a drop lining, so there was no handwork needed to get into and out of the lining. I just had to clip a couple of sewing tacks, and pull up the lining to get to where I wanted. I set to work.