My Mammaw taught me how to cross stitch. Counted cross stitch, mind you, not from a pattern screen printed on fabric. It was tedious work, and not something I enjoyed doing on my own - but I did love to sew anytime I was alongside her.
We'd spend summers checking out books from the Houston Public Library, watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, completing crossword puzzles, eating ice cream, and sewing.
Cross stitched flowers or stars fill this coat. Their placement determined by careful counts of running kantha stitches. I wish I knew the original story behind this quilt. Was it a sampler, a gift, a combined work between grandmother and granddaughter?
All of our blanket coats are one of a kind, this one is similar to a blanket coat I wore in Galveston, Tx. Several SAPANA customers saw it online and named it the "Galveston Coat". Lightweight, neutral, but with a hint of personality - it's a coveted look.
I have an obsession with blankets. Beautiful, hand stitched, repurposed textiles speak to me. There's something special in wearing fabric that was intentionally made to protect and comfort someone.
The shape isn't tailored. It's not supposed to be. You're wearing a blanket. It's that good. And yes, there are pockets.
Every coat is one of a kind. Made from vintage fabrics stitched by hand, your piece may have markings or worn areas that we find make our coats even more desirable.
Dry Cleaning or Spot Cleaning is recommended.
If you choose to launder your blanket coat, we suggest hand washing or washing on a delicate cycle.