I am a refashioning, sewing, crafting, thrifting, bargain hunting, goodwill lovin' diva with 2 kids, trying to make it all work together.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Pearl and her new coat

Meet Pearl. We just adopted her yesterday. She's a beauty. Here she is wearing her new coat. It was made by yours truly from scratch...from the stash...! One part green fabric that I've had for ages, and one part vintage floral sheet + 4 vintage buttons = pearl's coat.

Here's the lining... cut from a vintage sheet. Yes, she's fully lined, shined and simply divine. (Sorry, that was corny.)
The back with an almost 4 inch pleat. So cute.
Here she is again, in all her glory.
Now the only question is: Pockets or no pockets? I had the pockets on... but then took them off... now I need some advice. Pockets or no pockets... and if pockets are the verdict, which ones??? See below. Floral pockets??

Or green?... Hmmm, I can't decide. What do you think?
Ok, truth is, I made this coat for Harper, but don't tell Pearl, she really likes it and thinks it's her color. I've got to break the news to her sometime, but maybe I'll wait just a little while... since she's new to the family and all... I want her to feel welcome here, you know. So... pockets or no pockets? Pearl isn't giving me any indication what-so-ever... so I turn to you.

Oh BTW.. I made this from a vintage 1970's pattern from the stash! Even better!

Stash Busted, AGAIN! Woo hoo! Check out the stashbusting september challenge here:

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  1. I like pockets!! Although I will put pockets on just about anything! I like the green pockets- I feel like it makes the coat look more....I dunno professional? Classy? um...Adult like? where as the flower pockets give it a whimsy effect, more casual, etc. Regardless, YAY for busting some stash!! and I absolutely love that pattern, too bad they don't come in adult sizes!

  2. I kind of like the floral pockets fun and whimsical.

  3. The flower pockets just make the coat into a gem of girly cuteness ! I need to ask where you got the pattern. it's so pretty and it looks like something I could tackle without pulling my hair out !


  4. I like the green pockets because the floral took my eyes away from the other amazing details. Whatever you do will be amazing though.

    What size is this coat, and if it's my child's, can I have first dibs???

  5. I like the floral pockets, but I'd shape them differently. Maybe a full round curve at the base of the pocket with a bias-cut at the top. So the pocket on each side slants downward away from the jacket opening.

    If that makes sense.

    Congrats, BTW!
    Anna Caudill

  6. I melted for the floral pockets!