Ok everyone. I am so late. I was out of town for a few days and wanted to get this up before I left. But there were some crazy make-it-work moments during the process of sewing this coat, and it just didn’t happen. I did, however, finally finish it up this weekend and am ready to show you all my outerwear project from last week’s Project Run & Play theme.
So, I give you…..
This coat is a pattern remix from a 1960’s pattern (that I, of course, forgot to take a picture of–it’s been a crazy week) and some awesome navy vintage buttons as the closures.
I love that the coat only buttons at the top and gives a peek-a-boo to the dress underneath.
I did want to add a bit of visual interest to the coat so I added some machine-embroidered zig zags to the collar and pockets. The fact that the corner looks weird still irks me, and I might take it out and redo it, but I am not sure how to get a great zig (or zag) to make that corner perfectly. Any suggestions?
And underneath the dress is a simple A-line shape, with an inverted pleat and an invisible zipper in the back, that will be perfect for Spring.
And while the 1 year old in our house yelled “Big Bird” when he saw his sister in the coat….I am pretty much loving it. I wish I were 6 and could get away with it.
And so now I am caught up…..except for the fact that I have not even started a special occasion outfit….or done anything else on my sewing to-do list, or my house list for that matter. But there is always today, or tomorrow, right?
Have a great Monday everyone!
it"s me says
That is so adorable! I had that coat
when I was a little girl..it was in a beautiful floral print..the same pattern and style.I remember loving it. You are so incredibly talented and creative. Thanks for sharing.
The Miller Five says
Beautiful! I wish I had a coat like that!
In Black and White says
That is absolutely beautiful, well done!
Nora @ One Simple Bliss says
Love this! You’ve got me totally cracking up at your 1 year old’s “big bird” comment. 🙂 Great post, beautiful coat and dress!
Ruby Jean says
So VERY VERY Pretty… I Love BIG collars… 🙂
Oh how fun and cheery! I’m not sure what to do about the collar; maybe handstitch it just on the collar??
Alicia G says
This jacket is adorable! I love that it reminds me of the children’s book Madeline, the little girls I. That story had exquisite yellow coats as well!
what a gorgeous coat and dress; i want a coat a
like that for myself!
Awesome! Love the coat and the dress – the floral fabric is just beautiful!
Love this little coat, will have to make one for my little one. What about using ric-rac on the collar instead of the zig-zag it might be a bit more forgiving in the corners 🙂
Darla Mae says
I love the coat!! So cute!! I want to be six again so I can have one,too!! Darlene
Hey! I would wear it! 🙂 It is beautiful and your sewing is impeccable as always.