I’m excited to announce the newest pattern is finished and now available for purchase
This pattern was based on an original pattern from around 1937 for a coat that could be made from yardage or blankets, like the famous striped blanket coats.
I made up this coat for myself from Pendleton blanket wool and I have been wearing my coat all over town with all different slacks and sweaters and blouses. It pairs very well with the Smooth Sailing trousers and is the perfect solution of how to keep warm with your casual vintage sportswear.
Later Note: When this pattern originally came out many friends would make an annual trip to Yosemite to a vintage event. I thought this coat would be perfect for the national park and named it after the historical Ahwahnee Hotel, where the event would take place (hotel since renamed). I later came to realize this name not only was a hotel, but that the town and the hotel were named for the Ahwahneechee native peoples who lived in the area. My ignorance in choosing the original name was a bad choice and should not have been done. The coat has since been renamed the “1930s Blanket Coat.”
BethDecember 7, 2010 at 5:43 am (13 years ago)
>It's perfect! I've been digging on those wide 30's hoods lately. I also like the saddle shoulder. This pattern could look sporty or elegant, depending on how it's made up.
DebiDecember 7, 2010 at 6:35 am (13 years ago)
>OH WOW! I love it!!!! It's perfect–and we definitely have lots of great Scottish blankets! Definitely on the top of my wish list!!
JennyDecember 7, 2010 at 11:29 am (13 years ago)
>Such a stunning coat – The pattern is now on my Christmas list x
caseyDecember 7, 2010 at 1:23 pm (13 years ago)
>I'm so, so excited this is finally released!!! :D You know I've been eager to make a hooded jacket lately. This is definitely going on my wishlist of things to buy after Christmas… Now just to find some suitable fabric! ;)♥ Casey | blog
NancyDecember 7, 2010 at 1:32 pm (13 years ago)
>Oh my goodness, what perfect fabric you used for that coat!! This makes me want to go out and find an old wool blanket and add another coat to my winter collection!
Tickety Boo Tupney - A Dash OF Worcester Sauce.December 7, 2010 at 2:12 pm (13 years ago)
>Oh my giddy kippers- that coat is amazing…..oh, and the hood is dreamy! Alas, I need another coat like I need a hole in my head- in other words I have far too many coats- shame because that pattern is a cracker! Tups x
RosyDecember 7, 2010 at 9:14 pm (13 years ago)
>One way to feel wonderfully warm when winter gets tough, that will be on my wish list.
fallingthroughyourclothesDecember 8, 2010 at 2:59 pm (13 years ago)
>This is the perfect coat for casual wear. It's hard to find something that's not too dressy but also not fleece (though it could be dressy with the right fabric). This could be the perfect solution…Another one to add to my list.
MegDecember 8, 2010 at 7:54 pm (13 years ago)
>Wot! No more furs with my dungarees?! ;)I LOVE this new design, and your version is just stunning — that wool is show-stopping!