Thursday, March 31, 2011

my creative space

Today I woke up cold. I dont remember my dreams very often but this morning I had been dreaming of finishing this jacket. I remember thinking in my dream that I couldnt very well begin to make for others what I cant even finish for myself. Kind of felt like false advertising. So there you have it, the story behind my mornings sewing.
This is the jacket I started here.
As summer was just about to hit. Im a bit seasonally challenged.

See that aqua ceramic pear shaped thingamajig? Its a paper weight and I bought him from the pottery guy at Mulgrave market on the weekend and he now helps me with my cutting out. Heavy fabrics slide off the table and I get very hot under the collar. So this morning was a good morning cutting out.

I still found cutting out around an already put together outer highly challenging. Oh yeah, the lining I finally chose is a piece of papery cotton that my daughter tea-dyed.

I just had to hand finish this baby and was pleasantly surprised that it didnt take me long.
I must be getting faster. I am!

I used red thread so I would see the teeny tiny stitches afterwards.

Ill be needing some more of these buttons, so if anyone knows where I can get a stash it would be much appreciated. I think they give the right lumberjack-ey look to the final coat. Hey. I just figured out. 
Ill call them 
LUMBERJACKETS!

Get yourself over to Kirsty's to see what all the fuss is about.

18 comments:

BOB & MABEL said...

Love the colour, love the style, love the lining.....just LOVE it!

Megsie said...

oh yes love x 100. Totally beautiful and snuggly. I'm also in love with your little jackets on your etsy site. My little Sage needs one this winter

Nauli said...

Your jacket looks great, colors, pattern and model! It totally reminds me on a jacket I had when I was a child.

Vic said...

I LOVE your Lumberjacket!

Sarah said...

I remember when you started this coat - that picture in the bathroom. The finished one looks so great - all from a five buck blanket. Love the blanket stitching down the front and the little tan buttons. Just in time for autumn - I needed socks in bed last night for the first time this year :)

Leonie said...

Love it! I can remember to....so long ago, before the beginning of time ;) xx

Jennie said...

Love it!!
Don't suppose you'll be making any green ones in around age 12??!XX

dorothybills..... said...

Umm...Amazing Wendy!! Yes I do want one for sure, I will now be scouring the oppies for blankets for you and one for me so I can have my own 'the textured leaf'!

Allana said...

LOVE IT!! Well done :)

Kate said...

I am so not an orange lover but even I can see the beauty in that jacket. You are so crazily talented Wendy. Its perfect. X

A Christy Production said...

I could do with the green version!! I might have some of those buttons. I'll look in my stash for you.

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

This jacket is GREAT! I thought I was a little bit clever re-working one but making one from scratch??? Nice one - and well done. It'll be the envy of many come winter proper. cheers. p

frangipani designs said...

i absolutely love that jacket! very clever and beautiful colours x

m.e (Cathie) said...

wonderful Wendy! such beautiful finishing touches to your Lumberjacket. enjoy it ♥

m.e (Cathie) said...

ooops, forgot to say, I found a similar coloured blanket at the oppie & bought it with the intention of making a softie but I just can't bare to cut it up..

zofia said...

How gorgeous is that jacket?
LOVE.
It is going to look gorgeous on you.xx

Nadia said...

Oh my gosh Wendy!! Put my name down for a ladies size 8, love this coat and everything you make. X

zigozagocraft said...

Hi,
I love your jackets and your blog is so inspiring...
just wanted to let you know there is a shop called Haberdash in Castlemaine where I saw these buttons. I got some myself. The owner is called Sonja and she has a website. I go there regularly and I'd be happy to pick some up for you...
Cheers, Alex

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