Even though I am in my forties I love learning to sew (even after being asked to leave sewing lessons from school and being told I could do double metal work instead-which I loved but the cheek!).
I bought this wool coat in a second hand shop and finally used some of my fabric stash up (though not much!).
I cut out some circles and edged them on the sewing machine.
I then un-stitched the lining (so that the coat wouldn't pucker) and attached the circles around the coat and cuffs, then stitched the lining back up.
It's a one-off and I know that I certainly will not bump into anyone in town wearing one like it!
Also, in the background (only just noticed as I loaded up the photos) is some bunting and a black and red fabric brooch (on the coat lapel) that the lovely Lunch Lady Jan made me-I wear the brooch on that coat everyday, its just enough sparkle for a dull winter day.