So I have become slightly obsessed with making a blanket coat since seeing Jet Korine’s Life Coat Project http://jetkorine.com/project/life-coat/
The longest part of this make was trying to find a suitable wool blanket to recycle, after much searching I finally found this fab Killarney wool blanket with the label intact.
Dividing the blanket into 3rds. 2/3 is used for the body of the coat and 1/3 for the sleeves, which are inset into the body. The leather belt, another find from another day, worked perfectly with the coat.
The buckle detail was upcycled from an old pair of boots.
& I loved the label so much I kept it as a feature on the front of the coat.