My friend Nicole whom I often think of as my 'shot-gun' daughter (because she was born right after I got married, tee-hee) sent me this pattern because she thought it would come in useful. It certainly has. Thanks Nicole.
I used it to make Miss C a size 5 winter coat back in November 2013. She's still wearing it although it's really tight. Time for new one.
In my stash I have off-white textured wool and lots of Kasha lining, Kasha is a heavy flannel backed lining, a staple in Canadian coats.
It took little time to cut and stitch together this coat in size 7 thanks to the princess seams. In hindsight, I should have made the last size available in this pattern - size 8.
There's still some growing room.
Besides, I do enjoy making this coat and will make it again next year.
Miss C also asked if I could make a hand muff in faux fur. Once again, I searched through my stash and came up with purple fur. Perfect for a 6 year old.
And I couldn't resist making a matching Fascinator.
I covered a hairband with fur and hot glued on a lace doily that looked like a snowflake, added some tulle and bling then voilà... Fascinator!
I like the lines and the little belt on the back of this coat.
Oh, and I bagged the lining so there was little handwork to do.
She's thrilled with the outcome of the coat and so am I.
It's a good pattern, easy to follow and with excellent results.
As for making the hand muff, I simply cut out three rectangles; one in faux fur, one of Kasha lining, and one of quilt batting; placed the batting on the bottom, then fur and lining with r/s together and stitched along the long edge. Then turned it all inside out, slipped in a length of ribbon for the neck strap and carefully stitched the opening closed. Easy.
Now she's all set for any special occasion where she needs to wear a dress coat.