Sweater Coats for women in DASH

The Register Guard’s fun DASH section will have a story on pixie coats in November. The DASH is a monthly publication focusing on the lives of women in Lane County. Its a fun read with stories about real people, funny writing by Leigh Anne Jashaway, recipes, hikes, book reviews, workshop announcements, and ads. Sweater coats were advertised in April and May.

I was thrilled to be interviewed about my creations. Pixie coats are fun to make from the first matching of colors and thicknesses of sweaters, to cutting them up (sacrilege!), to deciding on a front closure, to sewing 20 panels for a skirt, to adding small roses or other details to the pockets, front plackets or bottom edges of the coat. The DASH photographer who came the second week had me stand on a small platform, twirl and look up while holding the skirt of a pixie coat out to the sides. I could go around once before falling off the platform, and I was sort of ill for a couple of hours after she left. But I felt gleeful during the shoot, like a model on Top Model being asked to perform strange feats of daring while modeling great clothing.

Enjoy the November DASH and consider a twirl in a pixie coat yourself.


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