Dandelion Coat

January 26, 2012



I just loved the pink shade of this beautiful old wool blanket and just couldn't go past it. It did have a rather large hole in the middle, but other than that was in perfect condition - I thought if I cut my pieces from the good bits it would make a lovely winter coat.

I based my pattern on the one I made for my Pirate Jacket as it is a long line style, to keep little bodies nice and toasty.


My embroidered dandelions were inspired by an odds and ends bag of wool I found at the thrift shop, including tapestry wools and other bits and pieces.  The colours were all rather pastel and looked quite sweet together.


I wanted a flower that looked soft against the pink so Dandelions were the perfect thing.  Luckily there were lots of them in the garden so I could have a really good look at them too!


After spending considerable time hand embroidering this garment I opted out of making button holes  (eeek - what if I mess them up and the entire jacket is ruined!) Instead went for button and loop closures with some lovely oversized, thrifted, pearly buttons.

So pleased with the end result!   I think my next little coat with have hand embroidered flowers too - perhaps some poppies.  I am loving embroidering botanicals in wool at the moment.

UPDATE:  I now have two of these coats in my shop!  Click here to have a peek :)


Linking up with others at Our Creative Space here.

xx

18 comments:

  1. That is so sweet - just adorable!

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  2. Absolutely amazing work!
    It's great you recycle!
    The enbroidery is very beautiful as well!

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  3. Gorgeous coat! The needlework is really beautiful

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  4. that wee coat is amazing! I really love it :)

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  5. Wow - that is such a gorgeous little coat. Love the embroidery. It really enhances the coat.

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  6. So sweet, so beautiful and how fab that it's all recycled:) I love wool embroidery - I think its softer looking than cotton embroidery (even in bright colours)and it looks great on wool (like your coat:) Cyndy

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  7. This is gorgeous. I love the dandelion image in general but this is particularly well done!

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  8. This is beautiful. Could be used on so many things. I'm an Australian blogger who has a linky party every week called "Thriving on Thursdays". I feature recipes, crafts, decluttering and organising projects, vintage finds and anything else goes. I would love it if you would like to link up with me this week with this project.

    http://www.domesblissity.blogspot.com/2012/01/thriving-on-thursdays-linky-party-4.html

    Anne @ Domesblissity

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  9. Your work is utterly beautiful on this...I love the colour, the up cycling and the dandelions just make my heart sing...i hope you're really proud! :o) xkate

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  10. Gorgeous, amazing, wow.

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  11. I real heirloom piece I hope the recipient enjoys wearing. Its lovely to see the process of inspiration -and hear the story behind the garment. The embroidery is skilful too.

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  12. Wowziz, Woohhoo Wow !! Wonderful

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  13. Just got my notification that you are back! So excited! I think I'll be ordering another cape soon for my not-so-little-anymore Norah Mae!

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  14. What a beautiful coat! Now I've discovered you wee blog, I'm off for a little look around! xx

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  15. What a beautiful coat - I love the design and your hand stitching as well, what a combination. I'm also off to have a look around your blog...

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  16. I love it! just beautiful:)

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  17. Stunning! The soft color of the wool is so sweet and your embroidery is just beautiful.

    Here from Thriving on Thursdays. Heading over to your shop to see what other lovelies you've created!

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