Friday, September 24, 2010

Double the Warmth

Continuing the kids clothes week challenge, I thought I might make a garment that we will be needing for the winter, styled so that the kids could swap it. If you were to just look at my sewing posts you probably wouldn't be aware that I have a son, as I very rarely sew things for him. I am not sure why- but boy clothes do seem to be a little more intimidating to me. 
I picked up this soft orange wool at an estate sale, and its incredible feel makes me wonder if it was a really nice wool (most I have felt were itchy or stiff) or if it was just softened by age. It was a steal at $2 for 3 yards, and the lining was a couple pillow cases. 
Ori liked the coat until we stepped outside to take pictures with porch lighting. It was seriously humid, and I don't blame him for looking a little annoyed.
Phia, on the other hand, was more than willing to work her charm. 

7 comments:

Vanessa said...

That fabric was a great find! Love the coat :)

Sascha said...

Very nice. I love orange. What pattern did you use?

Karin van D. said...

That orange wool is beautiful. Great coat!

Anonymous said...

lol lil-ori's face compared to phia's got a huge chuckle outta me. SO FUNNY :) that made my day and btw...cuuuute coat. could you make that in my size ;) love ya

jess

Beth Lemon said...

This is really nice. Great find on that wool!

Jess said...

Love it!

feelincrafty said...

This is a wonderful idea. Make clothes that both a boy and girl can wear. And make them perfectly adorable at that! I wanted to let you know that I included this on my link love today!