What I’m wearing: Pink Coat


It has been a while since my last update on the lifecycle of my handmade wardrobe.

amybluttercoat4It doesn’t feel like 21 months ago since I first posted about this pink coat, nicknamed the Bagpuss. The pattern is slightly ‘A’ line shape- 60’s style drafted by me back in 2013. There are details pictures and tips on quilting on the original post if you are interested.

This coat was made with a combination of linen and fleece quilted together, fully lined and finished using hong-kong finish.amybluttercoat2

The fleece really helps heat-control keeping the coat very cozy. It is incredibly light to wear and the bright shade really gets complements from strangers. I have made two pink coats (this 2013 and the project sewn in 2014). I was so tempted to sew another this year. Could pink coats be my thing? Luckily (or not) you been spared (so far) of yet another pink coat. As you can see on my peacoat progress I choose a lovely black and white print.


In other news I had a little hair makeover. I had over 10 cm chop off. I loved the dip-dye light ends for summer but fall calls for a change. This midi bob style will give my hair opportunity to grow healthier.


Bonus: no hair covering necklines right?


The bagpuss coat had a long journey and gave me great practical knowledge. I’m very happy that it not only lasted very well it continuous to bring me a lot of joy wearing it.

At last one good thing about the start of fall. I can start to wear this cute coat again.


By the way, isn’t polkadots shoes adorable? They are from Boden.

  • I was going to ask you where you got your shoes. I love the coat, but those polka dots!

  • Helen

    That colour pink looks great on you. So, in my opinion, it would not be a shame if you made another pink coat in that colour!

  • OMG the shoes are just the best, I love them! Oh, I Love the coat too 😀 and I think pink is a fabulous choice for a winter coat – bright and cheery for a grey day.

  • I can see why you get compliments on this coat – it’s so pretty! + the shoes!
    Your new haircut really suits you. I have a similar length and never regretted getting my ’10cm’ cut off, it feels so much better.

  • gorgeous coat and those shoes are so cute (happy feet). brilliant colours for autumn, especially when the days are still bright and crisp

  • Pink is a colour that I ordinarily would suggest grown women avoid, but your jacket and shoes have changed my mind entirely. Fabulous coat!!

  • I love the shape of that coat and the color is fabulous! So nice to be wearing coats again!

  • Margo

    So pretty! I love it with your jeans and shoes.

  • Super cute!

  • What a great combination – Boden should ask you to model for their next catalogue.

  • It’s a beautiful coat, I love quilted jackets they are so light and the perfect thing to reach for when it gets slightly cooler. Love the shoes too.

  • Such a fun coat! I’m glad that you’re still loving it- it’s really special!