Pixie Coat

So was I productive in May?  Well I was in my head 🙂  I have far more ideas buzzing round than actual projects being completed!

I mainly worked on my latest pixie coat this month.  It’s the third one I have made and the first in a year as my overlocker has only just come back from being fixed.

This is the last stages of the coat – just the front ties to sew onto the body now and then add some embellishments!

pixie-coat from recycled wool sweaters

pixie coat almost finished!

It’s not easy to find pure wool sweaters for these coats which will felt up properly. Many wool sweaters are treated to stop them shrinking and felting – great for normal wash days but not for recyclers!!  The sweaters for this coat came mainly from my BFF who’s aunty had died.  She passed on the sweaters for me for my stash as she knows I recycle them but I decided to make a special coat for her which will be a lovely keepsake (I hope!).   She has admired my other pixie coats and so I really hope she likes her present.

pixie coat from recycled wool sweaters

hood on pixie coat

I made my Pixie coats from the Katwise tutorial – she is the inspiration for these coats.  I think it’s much cheaper to get sweaters in US dollar stores than in our UK charity shops though unfortunately for me!

The other main thing I have completed this month is my entry for the ‘Make it your own’ clutch bag competition.  Here is my 70s inspired bag.  (This was the last decade when I could actually have a bag that small and went on nights out!)

brown and range clutch bag

bag with my seventies beads!

The competition was run by Deby  at Sew So Easy and you can read my post about making the bag here.  Please think about popping over to her blog and adding a vote for me using the link below!




inside of clutch bag orange floral lining
handy pocket for essentials!

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10 thoughts on “Pixie Coat

  1. I’ve never seen a pixie coat before, but it looks really cute and I’m sure your friend will love it. Your clutch bag is superb too.

  2. That coat is amazing – never seen one before. And I love the lining of that pretty new bag. Hugs, Chris # 14

  3. Just love that Pixie coat. Such a lucky friend, bet she wil be amazed.

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. One thing with Annie Sloan paint no sanding!

  4. I’ve never heard of a Pixie coat before. They’re so cute. A coat of many colours – or should that be a coat of many sweaters…. 🙂

    Sorry to hear your overlocker has been unwell. They really are great machines and I wouldn’t be without mine. However I do have a love/hate relationship with ‘Kevin’. So called because it’s as temperamental as a stroppy teenager. One minute it’s fine and the next I want to throw it out of the window !!!!

    Good luck with the bag competition xx

  5. Your pixie coat is amazing:) I agree re the frustrations of finding affordable wool jumpers, not treated, ready for felting… But on the other hand if I’m buying one to wear I don’t want it to felt!!

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