Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Afghan Coat

This OOP Mccalls Pattern uses 2 afghans to make a coat... and I just happened to have 2 afghans I was getting ready to throw in the 'go to Goodwill' box. I'm so glad I didn't!
I got the pattern at Goodwill for a dollar, the afghans for $10 a piece about 2 yrs ago.. so I feel like I got a heck of a deal with this coat...

Plus its just so cute... and warm! The pattern was SO easy! I serged each piece after I cut it out so it wouldn't fray. The hardest part was sewing these 2 thick layers together.
I used a denim needle after I broke a regular one and had no more problems.

I also added a loop and large button for a closure on the front.
Next time a find a cute afghan I would like to make the skirt in the pattern too... wouldn't that be awesome for a winter skirt!


mitch1066 said...

what a deal!!Looks amazing!

Corvus said...

Ooo, I like it! Of course, I do have an unreasonable bias towards tigers, so you may not want to trust my opinion... but ooo!

Cheryl said...

Is there anything you can't do? lol!


Faye Lewis said...

MMMMMMMMMM I really like that. I know it is super warm. Now you are going to have me looking around for an afgan.

DonnaSews said...

Oh it is stunning. It look's perfect on you!!

Julia said...

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Again I hope you don't mind me looking at your blog. I would love to be in contact with other seamstresses. Since I'm also a grandmother and a teacher, I would be interested in being in contact with others with similar interests. Julia Reedy

Cennetta said...