Channeling My Inner Mad Hatter

I have had this green fabric for about two years and have been trying to find just the right pattern for it.  The fabric was gifted to me by a Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA) member in Montgomery, AL under the condition that I make something unique and special with it.  I think the original intention for the fabric was a Renaissance gown of some type and I actually still have enough yardage to incorporate into some type of medieval outfit.  This pattern, however, spoke to me first and so here is what became of the first 8 yards, or so.  This is me, channeling my inner Mad Hatter.

My new coat

Two of my friends were at church to greet me today and told me it was Awesome.  I was so happy to have the positive response.


The coat fits perfectly and feels so comfortable.  The pattern is Simplicity #1732.  Now all I want to do is go fabric shopping for some more of this yummy fabric in more colors.  I would not have chosen green, but I think it looks pretty good.  Now all I need is a green top hat.  LOL  What do you think?

In other news…This is the last cross stitch that I had left to frame in the stash.  The pattern is long lost, sorry.  I completed the stitching on this one in 2003.  Early in the Millennium we were not in a position to frame or even hang framed artwork (not much wall space in a bus/motor home), so I did several cross stitch pieces and just put them away.  I had every intention of framing and hanging them “someday” and that day has finally come.  Love it!!



Happy stitching everyone!!


3 thoughts on “Channeling My Inner Mad Hatter

  1. Your coat looks amazing! I’m working on the same pattern for my daughter and naturally I have altered it a bit to allow for a quilted lining. You basically have to cut the lining fabric in the actual size of the person and then cut the outer fabric pieces for 1 or 2 sizes larger depending on how thick the batting is. I am bending so many pins putting this together! But I just test fitted this on her (squirming 10 year old) and the shape of it is coming out just right. Seeing yours in the green is encouraging because my daughter picked out a bright aqua for her outer fabric. Yours turned out so beautifully. I can’t wait to get started on one(or two) for me. Absolutely a top hat, BTW. Use some of your leftover coat fabric for a hat band.

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