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This item sold on June 14, 2013.

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This coat is reserved for Iona, please do not purchase unless you are Iona, thanks! :)

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Treasure - Gypsy coat made from recycled sweaters

This coat is full of old world charm. It's 100% lambswool, in blues, teal & burgundy, set off with deep red stitching . The bodice is a Norwegian sweater which was boiled a number of times to shrink it to this size, and it's really thick woolly & warm - so thick I barely managed to get it through the overlocker/serger! It features flared sleeves with thumbholes, a filled-brim gypsy/elf hood, full circular skirt and two patchwork pockets, and there's a tie belt which can be tied to the front or the back to cinch in the waist. The bodice is adorned with beautiful embroidered flowers and has a zipper front, and there are more flowers on the pockets sleeves, and inside the hood there are little red roses and strawberries... there is so much extra detail that is missing in these photographs.

Size L UK 14-16 US 12-14

Chest 36" - 40"
Waist 34" - 40"
Length 50"
Sleeve 23" - underarm to cuff

the circular skirt has a 20 foot hem!

for reference: model is UK size 12 (US 10), 5' 4" tall


You can see more pictures of this coat on my Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/SpiralGypsy/138317652880282

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All sweaters are washed & dried in a dryer before I begin to prevent further shrinkage, though further shrinkage can always occur with wool, so handwashing is recommended, as is drying flat, to ensure your garment lasts for many years to come. All seams are overlocked/serged, and then top stitched again where necessary - made with the utmost attention to detail, made with love & made to last! With correct care this coat will see you through many years of adventuring! Slight irregularities & the odd wonky seam are the nature of these creations, they are after all recycled and therefore have a bit more character & personality than shop bought clothing. Each one comes to life the moment I pick up my scissors, I never use a pattern, each is totally unique. I am however an expert seamstress with over 25 years experience designing and making. Should any threads come loose then please just pull them through to the reverse side with a small crochet hook if you have one, or just cut off, please do not pull. All ends have been tightly finished off so nothing will unravel or fray.

Many thanks to the lovely Katwise for being such an inspiration.

If you have any further questions then please just drop me a convo.

Thank you for stopping by my shop!

Love & light!
SpiralGypsy

Treasure - Gypsy sweater coat by SpiralGypsy Size L - RESERVED for Iona - please do not purchase


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Material: lambswool
  • Ships worldwide from Ireland
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