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« on: March 22, 2011 02:25:21 PM »

This is the first in a collection of upcycled sweater coats inspired by Alice in Wonderland.
It's made up of about 7 or 8 sweaters, all rescued from the thrift store. The only things not made of recycled material is the thread, zipper, and hood lining (which is Cheshire Cat fabric, of course).

It has a super full circle skirt, empire waist, and belt ties, and it weighs about 5 pounds.






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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2011 02:33:11 PM »

stunning...your own pattern? Did you draw out the layout first and then get the sweaters?

it is simply wonderful to look at...
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2011 02:39:18 PM »

Thanks!
Yes, the pattern is my own, though you can cheat fairly easily by using the top of a sweater for the bodice- eliminates dealing with sleeves!

I bought a bajillion sweaters in all different colors first. When I got home, I laid them out on the living room floor and decided what colors I wanted to use. After that it was a matter of what sweaters go where.
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2011 02:41:26 PM »

Your eye for color and detail is amazing!  Any chance we can see the lining?

Amazing work - as usual!
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2011 02:58:25 PM »

ha ha sort of like making a wearable quilt...thanks for the info--and yeah, a peek at the lining would be great!
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2011 03:00:08 PM »

So pretty, so cozy looking!  I too would like to see the lining...please, if possible.
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2011 03:04:47 PM »

It's beautiful.  You have great talent.
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2011 03:49:57 PM »

I have always wanted to make myself one but was afraid to, as I am still teaching myself how to sew. With that said, Can this be done securely without a serger? I have a multiple stitch machine, but definitely not a serger.

I love this a lot, and wish to make mine in back and purples Orback and reds.
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« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2011 03:55:18 PM »

This is beautiful! You are very talented!
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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2011 04:37:44 PM »

So beautiful!  I love it and want one!
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