(Swiped from my Old Blog but still new and relevant for this one!)
I've been pondering the idea for a few weeks now to make a some sort of oversized, wrapped winter coat. My sewing equipment still packaged from the move (3 months ago) was out of sight out of mind until I stumbled across a gem here in the Lower East Side, a Fabric Store named Belraf Fabrics right around the corner from my apartment. As I rummaged through all the treasures I found a huge bolt of black quilted fabric in just the right weight. I expected it to have quite a hefty price tag per yard but the salesman offered it to me at $5/yard. A bargain! In the remnant bin I found the most perfect weight wool felt for the trim, bargains all around!! A grand total of $37 and I was on my way home. I dug out all my sewing and design equipment and I was on my way. A few hours later (I think 5) and I had my coat ready for a test drive in the cold NYC winter night. Ankle length, drop shoulders, enlarged sleeves, pockets, silk lining and wool trim make it extra sleepingbag-esque, perfect for the cold. Much to my surprise its actually very cozy, completely impermeable to the wind, and extra warm! Instead of some boring tie closure I use one of my vintage beaded belts to jazz it up alittle, it really adds that perfect little extra something.
Let me know what you think!!