I’m really pleased with my upcycled mac!
I purchased this M&S mac for £3.50 in the charity shop. It probably dates from the 80’s, it’s fairly classic, light weight and soft. A size 10, and what you might call a relaxed fit. It had dirty marks near the hem, which didn’t worry me as I knew I’d be chopping quite a bit off the bottom!
First I unpicked the sleeves and removed them with their linings. I labeled them left and right (I didn’t want to end up with back to front sleeves). I then chopped 25cm off the bottom of the coat. I used a coat pattern as a guide and recut the arm holes, taking in the side seams about 6cm each side too. I put the whole lot back together and re-hemmed.
Here it is all ready for my summer Capsule Wardrobe. What do you think?