But a couple weeks ago when True Bias' Peacoat Ornament tutorial popped up in my reader, I was smitten and set to make a few.
Ten peacoats later, and I'm still loving them and want to make more!
I loved how different each coat turned out.
Change up the button position or mix and match the pockets.
I also changed up the collar. A few have rounded Peter Pan collars (pink and light blue coats) and some were collar-less for a more 'swing' coat look. (forest green and dark blue coats.)
It's a great way to use up those teeny tiny bits of scraps for the lining.
I wasn't sure where to get copper wire so I headed to Bunnings and found thin gardening wire which worked great.... hubby was on coat hanger duty and I think he did a marvellous job.
|Isn't this the most adorable thing you've ever seen? Make a pile of them to create a gorgeous coat garland!|
SOME POINTERS if you make your own!
# When sewing the sleeves to the coat, check the pieces before pinning as there is an obvious 'front' and 'back' curve on the sleeve so that they fit & sew together smoothly.
# I used both 'craft glue' and 'spray adhesive'. The glue worked ok on the pockets but was hard to remove if it dried on the wrong part. The spray is light and applies evenly and less prone to mess.
# The collar is fiddly. Have the collar piece on top of the back bodice edge when you stitch it. Fold it down backwards and then steam iron the collar flat to make it easier to glue onto the coat. Poke pins through to keep in place while it dries.
# Some of the felt I used were blends and started to melt under the iron. Yikes! Check yours!
# If you didn't want to make the wire hanger, glue a loop of string/thread between the coat lining and the collar.
What do you think? Too cute to just have on the Christmas tree once a year?
I'm going to have a few hanging around my sewing corner.
What are you making? Leave me a link!