Thursday, 21 August 2014

Upcycled Blanket to Girls Jacket

Morning All or Afternoon depending on when and where you are reading this.

So I have been a busy little bee on the sewing machine and decided to upcycle the the blanket I thrifted a while back. Wow I loved it so much that I must make it again!





Since the blanket was only $2 I figured even if I ruined it (not being much of a seamstress - at all!) it wouldn't be a huge loss. I used the ZERMATT Bow Swing Jacket pattern from See Kate Sew, available here.


She loved it! She calls it her Princess dressing gown, I guess it is made from fleece and has a tie so I can see where she gets that idea, but I was so happy with the finished results. No buttons, so if you're a beginner seamstress, I feel like such a fake using that word, give it a go.


DIY Delight or Disaster? Delight! I am loving making some clothes, Elizabeth wants me to do something for her, I think I will wait for Summer though, more practise on little items. The fact Madeleine thinks she is a princess also makes me happy.


Thanks for reading,

Mel xo

17 comments:

  1. Wow! Great job, Mel! I'm so impressed with your sewing skills! Madeline looks adorable in her new jacket! And she is a princess, looking and feeling very regal!

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  2. You are so awesome! I adore this sweet little jacket. Madeline looks so cute.

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  3. Looks soft & cozy! I want a dressing gown, it sounds fancy:) love your sewing!

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  4. I'm so impressed Mel! It's so sweet, and Madeleine looks adorable in her new princess jacket. Awesome job!

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  5. So adorable, Mel ! The jacket is lovely - you should make and sell them :-)

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  6. You did a fantastic job on the jacket and you definitely picked the perfect model. Good job Mel!!

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  7. Ohhh, she is a princess. That is a very stylish little jacket! I am half tempted...someday, when my kids are grown, to take a tailoring class.

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  8. Oh she is a doll!!! And you did a great job Mel! That little blanket was perfect for this cute little jacket! Delight for sure!!!

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  9. Gorgeous jacket Mel! That bow at the front is adorable. And of course so much the better that it's upcycled!! :)

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  10. Madeleine is a real princess in that adorable jacket! Well done Mel! pinning

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  11. Simply adorable, Mel! She is quite the model, too! Do I see that she is carrying a matching bag as well?

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  12. So cute, Mel! I love it! The polka dots are precious!

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  13. It is absolutely adorable, as is the model. :) I'm a sucker for polka dots, makes me want one for myself.

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  14. That is adorable and looks so comfortable. How sweet. I wish I could wear a blanket and look so stylish :)

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  15. I love the way yours turned out, and the material is very pampered pincess-y. :) Delight Delight :)

    Congrats too, methinks you are a seamstress. ;)

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  16. Oh so cute Mel, I really love it! xx

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  17. Alright Girl you rock! That is so freaking cute!

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, between housework and 5 kids, this is the only thing I get out of bed for ;)

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