Op-Shop Finds - Woodland Blankets

February 04, 2014

Woodland coloured blankets, when I find them in an op-shop give me a little thrill.  I love working with muted colours, greys and khakis.   They are great colours for little coats and vests of those who love to be out adventuring in the bush, at the beach and in exciting, muddy dirty places.

I love the combination of a beautiful coat in a colour which can be worn every day, in "real" places of play.   I made our little girl a coat last year from a woodland blanket for exactly this purpose.

The blanket I found I wrote about here, but I'm not sure I shared pics of what I made from that wonderful find, so here are a few images of the finished garment taken at our little beach last year.  That coat saw many trips to the beach, playground, sandpit, walks in the bush and adventures with grandparents.



I'm looking forward to making more of these cute (and dare I say it without sounding like my mother) practical, winter coats with my new op-shop finds.  Maybe even a little hobbit-esque cape with the greeny-yellow one. Ooh exciting.








If you wish to make your own pixie coat from a blanket you have found - I have made my pattern available here.

Linking up with The Op Shop Showoff,  The Nifty ThriftyCoastal CharmMagpie Monday and Sirthiftalot.





8 comments:

  1. I love the greeny coloured blanket. I could see a kid blending into the forest in it. i would be stoked to find these.

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  2. Clever clever lady xxxx

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  3. I just love this jacket
    !! !!
    So very warm and practical

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  4. Oh my that jacket is adorable! Your a fantastic seamstress. Can't wait to see what you do with the other blankets!

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  5. Yay for woodland blankets and as for the coat - it is pretty awesome :) x

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  6. fantastic. do you know if these blankets are washable?

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  7. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G wow now I know what the others were talking about at dinner the other night. Your stuff is incredible.

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  8. Beautiful and totally practical! hehe.....love combining the two...its like hidden pockets in a dress! And the that pixie hood!! Sooo cute! :))

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