Once upon a time there was a
...to find that all her sewing dreams had come true!
|details on the wolf pillow are here|
Many of my sewing projects use re-purposed fabric, such as duvet covers and tablecloths, but I have never used an actual blanket before! Now you should know that I have enough wool blankets in my linen closet to outfit the 5th Battalion. So when I saw this beautiful stadium blanket at the antique shop, I hesitated. For less than one Mississippi. Instantly I decided to give it a new, fabulous life as an oh-so-warm covering for my tushy.
|I used McCalls 3730.|
McCalls 3730 was easy and straight-forward. I didn't do any major alterations. The waistband is faced with heavy cotton to add stability to the loose weave of the blanket. The straps are a single layer of wool. I used two large shank buttons that were salvaged off an old coat.
A simple center back zip and kickpleat.
And it is so comfy! I resisted the urge to cinch in the waistline. I have a habit of sewing my clothes too tight which makes them more flattering but ridiculously impractical. This has a bit of extra room so I can pack in the last of the Christmas cookies. The best part is that I have enough blanket left over to make a matching bolero...with fringe along the bottom! **squee** So if you're one of those folks who'd rather pull the covers over your head and spend the day in bed, consider making a wardrobe from nothing but blankets. I'll vouche for them!