The perks of sewing! We can turn old beloved fabric, high in emotional value and pretty at that, into clothing. Last summer we sold our beautiful little Swedish cottage, after 35 years… I kept loads of mementos, like this beautiful vintage woollen (and stained) blanket. Skillful pattern cutting avoided the worst stains, and now I can snuggle in my memories.
To give it a modern twist I used the Chloë pattern from La Maison Victor, with raglan sleeves. The thick blanket and large pattern also called for a simple pattern without too many seams. I kept the original stitched edge at hem and sleeves. Alterations to pattern to suit the thick wool: longer sleeves, added collar, zipper, no facings but an added bias edge in fluorescent red-orange.
I would have matched the pattern better in the front had I had more non-stained fabric.
Question: should I add a bit of a waist?