A blog about farm life, spinning, my yarn dyeing, weaving and markets. I live with my husband on a small farm near Ballarat. I have sheep, mostly English Leicester as well as dogs, ducks, chooks and a cat.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Stella's New Winter Coat
Every year I make Stella a new coat. This year I was trying to think of a theme. I had some of this delightful bird fabric from Bloom which gave me an idea. This bird fabric is a very soft knitted fabric.
I sewed a strip of the bird fabric along the side of the coat. I then cut out felt birds and sewed them on adding button eyes.
I use a woven ready made sheep coat with a few alterations. The edges of the fabric are a bit rough along slits for the legs so I have bound them with a soft plush fabric. I hope the sewing machine is OK as the coat fabric is tough to sew.
Stella was not obliging when I wanted her to pose for the yearly "New Coat" photo. This is a size 3 coat. The larger size is too loose. As the wool grows the gusset at the neck can be let out.
I plan to coat more of the sheep next week. I will add a bird or 2 to their coats but Stella is the Princess.