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« on: August 25, 2007 10:05:24 AM »

You know those super soft blankets they have at hotels?  Well, the material is called Vellux and I made a coat from it.  They do sell the fabric at Joann's, but it's one-sided and not as soft (in my opinion).  So I bought a king-sized light blue blanket (at a JcPenny outlet store for only $20) and had plenty of fabric to make my coat.  I think I might make a matching hat and/or gloves.

I used McCall's pattern 4663.  I skipped the fake pocket flaps, but otherwise followed the pattern.  And yes, I know it's a little snug on me, but that's my own fault for enjoying food too much.  Oh well.  Oh, and I skipped the buttons for now.  I haven't found some that I really love just yet.
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2007 10:08:32 AM »

Wow. That looks so warm. Like this quilt coat I got from my nagymama. It's hideous, though, like some weird crazy quilt made into a coat (hence its name). Yours looks pretty cool, though.
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2007 10:15:02 AM »

OMG thats Just awesome , I love it ! I love those blankets to they feel so nice .. I so want a coat from one now,,, It reminds me of this motel six quilt .. that had all thees weird road signs on it .. I wanted to steal it so bad .. but I didn't , yours is even cooler .. and only 20 $ is even better
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2007 10:31:58 AM »

It looks VERY comfy. I think I'd wear it as a house coat too.
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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2007 11:15:03 AM »

*u go girl.  i really like the jacket and the use of the blanket as fabric.  i have done this before with a sheet to make curtains*
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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2007 11:38:19 AM »

i absolutely LOVE those hotel blankets!
this is the dreamiest idea!
i would never take that coat off.
and i love the color too!
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2007 12:05:27 PM »

What a great idea! I loove those blankets! The coat looks great and super-comfy. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2007 12:06:48 PM »

Nice job --that looks so cozy!  I've used some from the fabric store to make night robes but never thought about a blanket.  Another idea to add to my make-for-Christmas list. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2007 02:33:39 PM »

God that looks so comfy
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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2007 06:19:55 PM »

Thanks for all the nice comments!!  The coat is really, really soft and snuggly.  It's pretty warm too, but I've got to wait a few months, seeing as how it was 95oF here today!

And I know it looks better on the hanger than it does on me, but I think it would wear better on someone just a little smaller than me too.  But I'm not going to part with it anytime soon!!  Sorry! Tongue
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