So I went to the trusty goodwill, intent on finding something suitable until at the end of the winter the good shit goes on clearance and I can buy my "skinny mommy of three with awesome taste" coat for next winter. Problem is that I found the exact coat I wanted, a Dark Gray plaid maternity pea coat from the GAP, and only 7.99 (I almost fainted) but it was a size small!!!(pause for cursing and spitting)
So my new plan is to make myself a coat. Now that I've seen the incredible cuteness, no holdover coat will do, I'll keep thinking about the awesome coat that got away and that I could never afford to buy new. I've got a pattern that I believe I can alter fairly easily. So, this weekend I'm headed to the craft store to find a some fleece and some flannel. I prefer the flannel lining because fleece would create a frizzed out nightmare, I'm sure.
My Inspiration is this coat.
|So in love with this coat, for realz.|
If I can make an awesome coat, for around 20 bucks (using coupons for supplies), I'll have hit the maternity wear jackpot. More too follow, hopefully soon.
EDIT: Old Navy has almost this exact coat for 40.00 on sale right now, Jeeves and I are going to visit the store on Friday afternoon, and if it fits, I might not be able to resist buying it.
Also: I'm pretty impressed with my selection of Maternity clothes these days and thinking of doing a weekly picture of me in some of my faves, would you be interested in seeing that?