Thursday, February 2, 2012

Extreme Clothes Makeover

People give you strange things when they know you sew. A large spool of pink thread; a silk nightgown; linen suit coats; bags and bags of poly-cotton sheets. A few weeks ago it was a 1970's girdle, which I tore up to use the hooks and eyes. It had a sort of chain-link boning in it that I'm sure I'll find a use for.

On Sunday it was two ladies' fur coats. I tried to get the boys to model the coats for you all, but they wouldn't stand still long enough. So you'll just have to take my word for it; the coats are big, poufy, and covered in HAIR.They're a little worn in parts and ripped in others, but I'm thinking that these interesting pieces will make nice additions as cuffs and collars to Regency spencers, or warm trim for men's caps.

1 comment:

Anna Naomi said...

You've gotten some interesting things! I have people give me lots of fabric and notions too, and sometimes there are things I just can't use (things that are already scraps won't cover much!) but I've gotten some great things that are perfect for a certain costume, though it may be a year or two from the time I was given the fabric!