Thursday, 2 June 2016

Once upon a time there was a polar bear

Well, more or less. 
I had the great good fortune to be able to buy a wool+cashmere coat for $1. A friend spotted it first. Luckily she is built on compact lines. 

Instead it was my size (i.e. comfortable)
It made me look like a lost polar bear. 
And I wish I had taken a picture of it before I took out the horrible shoulder pads and bundled it into the dyepot. 


At least I had the sense to shoot the bundle. 



It's been a rather fabulous present to myself. Every part is delicious (to me, anyway). 



But as they say in the classics
...the devil is in the detail. 
I'd say the true delight is in the detail. 






Even the lining, though synthetic, turned out nicely. 


The cost was made in Uruguay. I wonder if that's a sign?

19 comments:

  1. Wow! How exceedingly glorious (in every detail and in entirety)! I have been out and about in the coat you gave me today, greeted as it usually is with exclamations...

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    1. i now have to mail mine home...as i'm off to Texas where it will be hot

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  2. Superb!!! More of a snuggly brown bear now!

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  3. Stunning! Love it, bravissima!! :-)
    Ciao from Italy, Helga

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  4. WOW! signs and portents abound. this coat will take you places!

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    1. A bit like wearing a magic carpet

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  5. I am giggling that no one has asked you yet which American thrift is it where one can purchase such a fine sort of coat for ONE DOLLAR? ... so I will ..... ;>))

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    1. It had a cigarette scorch and the shoulder pads were all crumpled up and resembled small, used diaper-like morsels. Not pretty. And it was the only one. It looks and smells a whole lot better now!!

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  6. Ahh, it was waiting for you. You will walk in beauty!

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  7. gorgeous, stunning WOW...inspirational!

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  8. Wow, that really IS amazing detail!!!

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  9. It's nothing short of sensational! If it had shoulder pads maybe it was an 80's vintage, but without the pads it looks a great cut. And gorgeous collar. It was made for you to transform so elegantly and creatively.
    Claudia Fisk

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  10. This wonderful coat looks 'delicious' to me too...

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  11. Pięknie wygląda jestem oczarowana.Pozdrawiam :)

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