I've been trying to clear out some of my more childish prints before the kids completely outgrow them. It's easy enough to go and buy a cute corduroy, but I don't want them aging unusable in my stash until I have grandkids (eek.) This print isn't super childish, but what was I going to do with bright pink corduroy for anyone older than 5?
So it became a spring coat - made large enough to work for this fall, too.
The coat is kittywampus in this photo, but here's proof she likes it. She has thanked me for it about a hundred times. There's my payment (:
The hood is the best part.
She made sure to turn and give me all the angles in our photo shoot. I didn't think I necessarily needed a back view, hehe.
But there it is. The print hides the front and back yokes. The back yoke even randomly print-matched with the coat back. Good for it.
The front is pieced, so the slit pockets fit nicely in that seam.
And polka-dot flannel (more stash!) fit the bill for the lining.
The pattern is the Rosy Red Velveteen Coat (Ottobre 6-2008-17) and is meant to have batting for use as a true winter coat. I think it's a great pattern and maybe I'll revisit it sometime with a wool coating.