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best ways to girl-ify ds' old coat for dd please

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Whenisitmysleepytime Thu 15-Sep-11 09:39:40

ds' old khaki green coat is in great nick. i would quite like to recycle it for dd.

how do i make it more girly?

KnottyLocks Thu 15-Sep-11 09:48:08

Change the buttons for prettier ones.

Stitch a patterned ribbon around the edge of the cuffs and/ or along the bottom.

Applique motifs onto it.

<still thinking>

festi Thu 15-Sep-11 09:50:35

little button badges are very trendy, buy some girly loking badges and put them on in a cluster on one side. Khaki is great on girls coat, my dd has a kahki parker type coat looks boyish and great. or buys some felt and make felt flowers to pin on, felt is cheap and easy to cut in to say pettal shapes or simple designs like birds or owls and layer up

felt art

KnottyLocks Thu 15-Sep-11 09:54:13

Depending on the style, you could do something like this to the collar and pockets.

KnottyLocks Thu 15-Sep-11 10:04:46

Fabric flower corsages are 'in' at the moment. If you google it, there are many sites that show you how to make your own.

Or you could buy one.

Whenisitmysleepytime Fri 16-Sep-11 09:01:22

great ideas ladies! will get googling knotty!

think ribbon and a corsage is the way to go. might try knitting something as i'm working on a strawberry hat for her! smile

LatteLady Fri 16-Sep-11 11:00:19

If it helps at all I have several fabric flower tutorials on my blog just scroll down and click on the link smile

KnottyLocks Sat 17-Sep-11 10:56:36

Latte, that little cherry broach on your blog would look cute too.

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