Candy Stripe and Floral - Op Shop Finds

March 18, 2014


There is something pretty special about making clothing for your own children, however, I have had my fair share of loses amongst the wins when it comes to things she has liked.   But seriously, what is not to love about pink candy stripes and floral?!

I found this adorable candy stripe blanket in the op shop and my heart skipped a beat.  I managed to pick it up for an absolute bargain due to the large hole right in the middle, but I knew I could work around it.  The lining is thrifted too, a gorgeous floral on deep brown which will hopefully break up the stripes a little.

To be honest, our little girl isn't all that keen on wearing warm clothes.  Shedding clothes in the middle of winter last year was a familiar sight, with us chasing after trying to layer her back up again.  Recently I heard that children can't get an accurate feeling of how cold they are until about ten years old so hopefully this little coat will do the trick.

Still a work in progress.


Linking up with The Op Shop Showoff,  The Nifty ThriftyCoastal CharmMagpie Monday We Call it Junkin and Sirthiftalot.


  1. love the combination! so quirky and sweet. hope she'll like it too!

  2. I love how you have retained the stitchwork of the original blanket on the pocket. As always, beautiful embroidery.

  3. Such pretty embroidery on the pocket

  4. Oh so pretty! Such lovely soft colours and that lining is stunning x

  5. Oh My Goodness Lisa - that is just divine - I adore that blanket & it reminds me a bit of ticking fabric (old mattress coverings) which I love also. Your embroidery is so beautiful too :-)
    I used to sew for my 2 sons when they were younger ... one would always want trendy labels stitched on his clothes so he could pretend to be wearing "ripcurl" "nike" or some such like labelled clothing ... the other one would want to look very much like a homeless person & just be wearing very threadbare items. Not much has changed today even though they are grown young men !!!! I did love to sew for my boys though. Your work is just beautiful.

  6. Anonymous8:16 AM

    So, so sweet, surely she's going to love it! What is it with little kids wanting to be naked all the time? You're explanation makes the most sense, though. Thanks for sharing this at my History & Home link party, hope you'll join again next Tuesday. -Dawn @ We Call It

  7. Such sweet little floral embroidery. I love it! So happy that I clicked on your link at The Sunday Showcase Party.

  8. Great find indeed! And beautiful stitching as always.


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