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1 x grey wool 60s coat multiplied by 1 x 1940s home needlecraft book = 1 warm coat for small dog and 1 applique 40s style bolero
Have been sewing and crafting since I was a small child, so yes, that’s well over forty years now!  Love retro sewing, particularly re-purposing vintage textiles and “make do & mend” type projects.  Was inspired by one of my vintage home needlework books to repurpose a dowdy grey coat.  I used 40s appliqué and embroidery motifs to decorate the bolero, and my own farmyard motifs for my little dog’s jacket.  See more on my blog at http://brocobelle.blogspot.com/.  Lovely to join the Sew Retro crowd and huge thanks to Anna for her help in getting me signed up.  Cheers, Karen

• Meet the Author • brocobelle


I love vintage needlecrafts; live in the English countryside & enjoy local auctions and thrift stores. Sell vintage & handmade online & at vintage fairs.


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4 comments… add one

  • So adorable. I'm finding more and more of these make and mend projects. It was such a great mentality that I wish would come back in fashion.

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  • I agree. At the moment, I can hardly walk past a pair of curtains at a window without thinking of turning them into a dress or jacket!

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  • Love both… very cute dog! and the bolero is a great shape.

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  • welcome! both projects are super cute and turned out really well.

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