Thursday, 29 October 2015

Romantic Upcycled Hippy Festival Patchwork Coat

 As you will know if you read this blog, this year I have been upcycling in a serious way!  I have crates of textiles & interesting clothing which I am loving experimenting with.  I decided to make a hippy festival coat using a patchwork skirt in pretty pinks & greens as the inspiration.  I used a knitted linen cardigan for the top section & added panels of a green pashmina & some faux suede round the dropped waist section.  Of course my overlocker came into its own with this, especially as I decided to follow the "donor" skirt & use visible seams.  I was pleased with some little daisy embroidery stitches on my machine as the centres formed little eyelets, a bit like a broderie anglaise, & this was an unexpected bonus!

A glorious mixture of textiles to upcycle before stitching began - one pink linen cardigan, an ivory wool sweater (not used), a cotton patchwork skirt, a green pashmina, a pink shawl (not used), a silk dress (not used) and some pink faux suede.


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