Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Embroidered Jacket

I finished sewing and fitting the jacket and it's not too bad...  I only look like a teenage polar bear in it not a giant mama polar bear.
As with everything lately I am flying by the seat of my pants.  Now I have to figure out how to finish the raw edges. 
Last week I found some cream yarn that was a good color match. Using one strand of it in a #16 chenille needle I sewed all around the edges finishing it nicely.  Added a mother of pearl button and it is done.
My inspiration for the project was a lovely vintage "never used" white wool blanket I purchased at my church fair In Dec of 2012 for $8.00. I felted the blanket and "saw" a jacket in the fabric. The gown below was the inspiration for the embroidery.


  1. That is utterly stunning! The shape of the jacket is so elegant and the embroidery really enhances it! I really love the hand stitched edging as well. What an amazing result from a blanket. :o)

  2. I just added your blog in for the GYB party-