Tweedy Warmth

May 16, 2012


This beautiful navy and red tweed was just begging to be refashioned into something comforting for winter.  Originally it was a ladies skirt I found in the thrift shop, and I just loved the colours and cosiness of it.

My wish was to make a little winter coat, and luckily there was just enough fabric to cut out the smallest size pattern pieces from the original garment.  Such a snugly warm design - I just want to cuddle her all the time in this coat - it is going to be a tough one to say goodbye to!


My stash of handmade wooden buttons was well stocked after our old silk tree lost a branch during a storm recently.  (Tutorial on how to make wooden buttons here if you would like to have a go at making your own).  Their natural texture goes nicely with the wintry wool tweed I think.

A trip to feed the ducks made for a willing model, made even more enjoyable with the company of a girlfriend and her children too.

UPDATE:  Simply couldn't put this coat in my shop - have decided to keep it for Poppet.  Sorry!  I'll be making some similar ones soon though, if you are looking for one...  xx



18 comments:

  1. I love it! I don't think I could part with it either, your little girl looks so cute in it!

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  2. oh please do make for for your shop!

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  3. that is lovely.. I to wouldn't be able to part with it :)

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  4. Wow! Amazing coat!

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  5. its lovely
    bet shes lovely and warm in it

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous......

    One bundle of sweetness in her new coat, love that it was made from a recycled skirt. SOme things you just have to hold on to....

    Claire ❀❀

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  7. Oh it's gorgeous! I know how hard it would have been to part with, I made an Oliver + S coat for my little man a couple of weeks ago and I just love him in it!

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  8. It is totally gorgeous... no wonder you kept it for her :) I would like and adult size one of those :)

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  9. I can see why you kept it - it is adorable, truly gorgeous

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  10. I couldn't part with it either!

    My girls have Eskimo jackets that will be grown out of by the end of winter. I'm on the look out!

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  11. What wonderful material made into a gorgeous coat, and she looks perfect wearing it!

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  12. I'm not surprised you kept it. Its intriguing that a large scale tweed works so well on a little garment, that's got me thinking about a project I have in the back of my mind for my little one. Well done!

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  13. Adorable. I would have kept it too! I've been wanting to make something for my little girl for this winter and am rather inspired by that gorgeous coat. Very cute model too. Cx

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  14. This coat is so adorable! I love that you made it from an old skirt and used handmade buttons. You are so clever and creative!

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  15. that is adorable! i'd keep it too if I had a jacket that fitted my little Miss I would NEVER part with it! It's stunning - job well done x

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  16. Soooo cute!! I wanna buy one for Garland! You are a talented lady x

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    1. Thanks Stella. I hope E is enjoying her Dandelion Coat! Maybe this year we can make one for G. I will be making less coats this year, but I'm sure I can squeeze one in for him :) Lisa x

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