So I love my plus size fashion bloggers. They are body confident women keeping up with the latest trends and look “bueno” doing it. My fav has to be Beauticurve’s Rochelle. So I was on her website and saw she posted this color block coat (via TORRID). I simply loved how effortless and easy it was, so I decided to give it a try with some wool I picked up at my fav fabric store in Queens. Thanks to my “Titi” (as us Puerto Ricans call our aunts) for her pattern haul stash, I was able to use a simple jacket pattern that was easy enough to customize. Being that Brooklyn’s winter weather tends to fluctuate from cold to hot, I decided to make it a transitional coat with no closure so it could worn with some layered pieces to run errands or wear over my all black to dinner.
So here’s how I made it mine:
- Fabric: camel wool, grey soft wool
- Alterations: eliminated the collar, cut the pattern 5″ below the natural waist, inserted pocket 8″x10″ into the waist seam.
Thanks to my friends @serrotneelia (modeling) & @tailori (makeup/creative director) for helping me out for some of these shoots.