Friday, September 19, 2008

Fall Is Here

I am so glad that the weather is cooling down and autumn is rolling in. Some people prefer the heat, but I am definitely partial to the cold. Not only do I find it easier to bear, but most importantly clothes for the cold are so much more fun.

Where I live it gets cold enough to need a jacket, but probably not enough to own as many as I do. Yet, I can't seem to say "No" to them. That is what I always want to buy and, much to often, to sew.

I made this coat a few years ago, out of, if you can believe it, painter's drop cloths.
They are ridiculously cheap for the yardage, and I happen to like the slightly nubby, inconsistent texture of this inexpensive fabric.

This jacket was sewn last winter. Some might find this orange obnoxious, as people have told me, but I don't care, I love it.

You might recognize the lining. It was made from a duvet cover from Ikea.

I am excited to wear these again, and most likely, make a few more.


Alana said...

Both of your coats are beautiful! I dont think that I've ever seen the light colored one before, its super cute!!!

I wish that I knew how to sew!!!

Kirk said...

Malaree, show your face and knit me some socks! Dad

Kirk said...

Hi Mal, I'm at your blog so I thought I'd say Hi! Dad

carly said...

You have a blog?!
I would never have pegged you as a blogger.
I love your coats. One of these days i'll learn to sew.
Really woman, is there anything you can't do?!

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

Sewing, knitting, jewelry making, you are very talented. I love your orange coat. You are right to ignore the comments on the colour. It's stunning. And that little outfit you sewed for your nephew is way too cute. Bravo!