Thursday, April 7, 2011

my creative space

Introducing the Heidi coat.

Only it doesnt look as Heidi as I thought it was going to as my fabric hasnt arrived from Japan yet.
But I couldnt wait. In between orders I need to do something fun. This was my fun this week.

The story goes...
as youre all aware by now ive been searching for woolen blankets lately. In my search at the local op shop ive been fossicking through the same pile for months. I would lift this very quilted nylon bedspread and look under it constantly and unbeknownst to me had started to develop a relationship with it and the brown one who kept it company. They had become very good friends as they were so unloved and orphaned atop a pile of not-quite-right-for-dog blankets. Well I decided to adopt them both.

I have been of the mind I needed to use up the trimmings id been cutting off my knits and I thought that maybe.... if I could only come up with a lovely jacket or coat..... where I could use them and make them feel loved.

I think ive done it. This is a size 7 and im placing it in the shop right now.

 Do you like the way the curve of these old bedspreads can highlight a little girls face?

Its a bit of a chance in the scheme of things and I do usually try to stay within natural fabric boundaries as that is so 'me'. On the other hand these are so wearable and quilted and still upcycled to the max.
What do you all think? Im sure youll let me know...

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12 comments:

Kate said...

I adore the Heidi coat!!
If we weren't skipping winter this year, I would buy it for my 7 year old in a hgeart beat. X

ps. have you sorted that thing out yet? If not I think I know someone cleverer than me who can.

Faeryfay said...

wow! That coat is just adorable! Love it!:-)

zofia said...

Oh Wendy- ADORABLE.

BOB & MABEL said...

LOVE!

Kelly Ingram said...

This is gorgeous Wendy! I love the shape of the hood - it's a stunner x

Gaby said...

It's gorgeous! Just perfect for a little girl.

melissa said...

Absolute perfection! I would even consider moving to Tasmania just so i could buy it for my daughter to wear! x

A Christy Production said...

Jeepers, I hope then when I 'get around' to having kids that I have girls so I can dress them in your clothes!!!

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

That is amazing!!!

Tania said...

What a clever idea! Your coat looks wonderful.

Catherine said...

Your upcycling is so clever - I am in awe of the way you can make an old bedspread and some trimmings come together so well!

MonetPaisley said...

So wonderful, I got the shirley temple heidi for by he girls just the other day. I have been dreaming of those bedapreads too, I want a navy blue one amnd a cream or white one. How amazing. hugs and kisses.....

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