I busted this out the other day, and it was very satisfying, once I sucked it up and busted it out. (Such a process.) This thing is older than me.
And is a serious workhorse. It's heavy. I wish I could say it's heavier than me. Alas.
It's my mom & dad's, and I'm glad they let me borrow it (again) for awhile. I reinforced some white-coat pockets (hubs is hard on his pockets), and then shortened a thrift-store belt, and then sewed up the hems on this shabby beauty:
I got it at my favorite antique store, here, for cheap, though I don't remember how much (it was a long while ago). $15? What I'm sure happened was that the lining was somehow shot, so someone cut it out. Hence, no lining, and undone wrist-hems. It's bald in patches (though not real fur - heavens no). I LOVE leopard-print, but a picky about it - what texture, style, era. And, because a lot of other people love it, too, it's hard to find interesting pieces that aren't an arm and a leg. I remember being at a thrift store, once, and seeing a chic woman walk by me with an exquisite leopard-print coat in her cart, and I had a rare moment of thrift jealousy and cursing the thrift gods for not giving me better timing (that is, being there before her). Ah well. I've found many treasures.
I don't have great sewing skills but it's fun to be able to fix basic things.