shearling coat roundup

I promise that I'm not always going to write about the things I miss. I do miss my sewing machine though! I am saving up to buy a Bernina 330, but until then I have to wait for my mom to bring my old sewing machine from the USA over to Europe. 

I love how cozy and classy these shearling coats look. Real Shearling coats are pricey pricey! And to make one, you would need a sturdy machine. Which means you are probably going to find an affordable one made out of polyester. I do whatever I can to not wear polyester. My rule is... if it will melt to your skin in a fire... it's no good. I do have to make some exceptions though like for bathing suits, and velvet. So here's the plan, I found some beautiful and soft organic faux cotton shearling from Purl Soho, and I'm going to sew one up using the Sapporo Coat pattern from Papercut Patterns. I can't wait to bundle myself up in it.

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all images are from my Pinterest board to wear

thoughts on shelter

I have been thinking about shelters a lot lately. I’ve been moving now for pretty much a year. It’s crazy! I am ready to put some roots down and make a place feel like my own. When I lived in Chicago and had a steady apartment, I loved to style it, and I had a pretty impressive collection of objects. Each one had a sentimental story behind how it came to be mine. One of the downsides of moving abroad is that you have to pack up your entire life, put it in storage and make the gamble that you will find a place that feels like home to you again.

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One of the objects I have been missing is my beach shelter. I used to love going to the beach on Lake Michigan. My friend, other Sarah (all women named Sarah have multiple friends with the same name and refer to them as other Sarah :), and I am very pale and need shelter from the sun. So I set out to make us a tent that is attractive, easy to assemble and I wanted the surrounding nature to be part of its construction. After all, we go to the beach to have a relaxing afternoon to cool off and watch the horizon.

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On the bright side moving abroad can be a fun adventure. I can easily make a new shelter, and it will be perfect for a beach day on the North Sea.

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Photos by Emily Henson