Farbenmix Marilux for me

Farbenmix Mariluz made from an old brown woolen blanket. This project has been a long time in the making. Mainly because I really needed a coat for all this cold wet weather we’ve been having and I kept stealing it off the maniquin each morning to wear to work. I wasn’t sure if I could rock this style but that’s the least of my thoughts on a cold morning!

Eventually today I found the time to add the buttons. I think I’ve been avoiding it. I often do with buttons.

Made out of an Op Shop blanket and some deep red velvet ribbon. Mick tells me it looks like a Chinese Emperor. I kinda think Cossack. Wasn’t intentional.

It’s plenty roomy for a jumper underneath and cosy as. The only modification to the 158/164 size (I’m 161) was to add pockets. Can’t have a coat without pockets. I added them fairly low so as not to spoil the line. Lining is a beautiful thick red and gold chinese print satin which makes it a dream to slip on and off and provides a nice surprise on the inside.

Pattern: Farbenmix Mariluz

Farbenmix Mariluz

Winter is fast approaching in New Zealand. The wind has a chill and the sun no longer has the same strength. Time for a winter coat! I’ve always loved the lines of Mariluz and couldn’t wait to try it.

We rummaged in the Op shops until we came up with this gorgeous burnt orange felted wool blanket then headed to Spotlight to find some lining fabric. I told Elsa she could choose anything she wanted. I had to gulp when she picked out this dark purple minky but now it’s made up I think she was right.

The ribbon had to be hand dyed to match the intense purple of the lining but came out fine. A friend made the crochet flower – thanks Franzi!

Pattern: Farbenmix Mariluz

Embroideries: Huups Eastwind/Florafox