Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Sew Weekly: Hoody Winked!

Hi from Doggie Darling!

Last week, my Sew Weekly garment was a red toggle/duffle coat! I was away in Queensland for my brother's wedding, so just had enough time to get it posted to Mena's blog so you can (and some of you may have already) read all the details about it over there! Pretty much, it's taken about a month of thinking, planning and slowly cutting and sewing because I wanted to make it look good (and not handmade) and it also had to be warm!

And YIPPEE! It is totally warm! Steamy even (when I wear it inside at the office - dur! The heating's on at work!) - hee hee! I used quilters wadding, that I'd bought ages back at the op shop. It was new, still in it's packaging, and I don't know about you, but when I see stuff at the op shop, and it's haberdashery stuff or anything really in its original packaging, I just have to buy it. I have several 1960s napkin sets because of this impulse buy emotion.. but at least they're $2 instead of a plasma tv impulse buy! LOLZ

This winter, Husbie and I are getting into a schedule before work! We have to take Doggie Darling out for walks, and we're going to do fitness or sport in the morning as well! I'd also like to sew or blog as well! So much to fit in, and so many excuses to stay in bed (especially when it's freezing and dark outside)! This morning it was a little rainy, so I wore a waterproof parker over my duffle, and I was warm AND dry!

When I mean 'sport' I mean do the Wii Fit and use the treadmill, but also visit Go Go Dancing or Yoga or Pilates once in a while. We're not huge sporting superstars, of course, but I like to think I'm being sporty even if I take the dog for a walk.

If you're in the same hemisphere, what are you making to keep warm once winter begins?



  1. Gorgeous coat! Red looks so great on you. Isn't doggie darling growing fast. She used to be tiny in your photos. She is too cute!

  2. That really is a fantastic coat! I love the hood. I'm wearing my Lady Grey coat I made while preggers - it is super warm!!

  3. I love this! So inspiring. I've been wanting to make a hooded coat with toggles for some time but I imagine it'll be pushed til cooler weather here in the U.S. :)

  4. This is just gorgeous!!! I looooove it! Did you use a pattern?

  5. I'm making a wool coat for my husband - his old coat is worse than the hobos are wearing. For me I have to make some more warm layering t-shirts. Lets face it, Sydney isn't ever as cold as Melbourne.
    Watch out for the wolves in your fabulous Little Red Riding Hoodie.

  6. It looks great. I love the red. It reminds me of Paddington Bear in the best possible way (I love Paddington). For the cold weather I want to make some wool dresses out of merino knit.

  7. Totally worth it though, it looks brill! My sewing adventures are progressing slowly slowly, but maybe one day i'll work up to something like this!

  8. I love your coat, and i love Doggie Darling too!

  9. Oh my goodness - this is soooo cute!! I need to make a jacket I think, Sydney is certainly starting to cool down now...


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