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Monday, March 31, 2014

We'll call this a spring coat


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.

23 comments:

  1. It's so pretty, both inside and out. And she is so cute to give you all the different views, truly the daughter of a sewing blogger!

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    1. Thanks! And yes, she's grown up posing for photo shoots of all her new clothes!

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  2. It's very pretty and suits it's model to a T. Seeing the pink trousers and trainers reminded me of my middle daughter, who insisted on a palette of pink and lilac for most of her childhood and still wear as lot of skirts now. Also, I swear I'm getting an education following these blogs. I had to look up 'kittywampus'!

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    1. Thanks, Philippa. Actually, I looked up 'kittywampus', too, just to make sure I was spelling it right! Molly made sure she was wearing entirely pink - even the undies, haha.

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  3. What a cutie in her new jacket! I can see why she loves it ~ great sewing ... J

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  4. That coat is super cute. I love the hood.

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    1. Thanks, Marie! I chose this pattern for the hood.

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  5. So gorgeous, I love the flannel lining and the slit pockets, and your beautiful model of course. It is so clever of you to be forward thinking about your fabric suitability. I have some very nice printed corduroy with cutsie flowers on it that I should post you, except that it has now been rotting in the stash for about 7 years. Ulp. I don't think it will last until grankids. ;)

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    1. Thank, Karen! It was fun to be able to use this corduroy. It's going to be very challenging to use up my quilting cotton, though...

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  6. She really does love this coat. Being all accommodating. You can say that 'everyone in the world' loves it. I do.

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    1. Thanks, Maria! It was very fun to make (and of course the appreciation I get from the recipient doesn't hurt, either.)

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  7. So cute! You've got to sew all those fun patterns before they get too big, too--love the hood.

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    1. Thanks, Jen. There are a lot of patterns I didn't get to, but I'm glad I was able to make this one.

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  8. this is so adorable, the hood is too awesome :)

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    1. Thanks, Wendy! The hood definitely makes the jacket!

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  9. Lol, I love when prints decide to randomly match ;-)
    She is so sweet in her new coat and you already received many thanks from her so it must be a winner.
    The hood is by far the best part, I love it!!! She looks like such a cute little elf. Great job on getting through some of the kid prints - it's hard to think they will ever be older but they sure get there fast :(

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    1. Yeah, I love it too. So often I forget to even try matching ): And man, they outgrow the kid prints so fast. Of course, their personalities are different, so my oldest girl didn't want the kiddy or girly prints as soon as she could talk well enough to express an opinion. Good thing I have two more girls!

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  10. That hood! It's an adorable jacket...hopefully it'll still fit come fall.:)

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    1. Thanks, Cindy. I meant for it to fit this fall, but we'll see. I had this adorable hooded jacket in the back of my mind ever since kaddidlehopper made it earlier this winter.

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  11. So cute! I'd so wear this myself!

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  12. All are awesome but I adore the pointy hood and the darling dress in the first pics! My kids will love those!

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