2.11.2011

Spring Coat...... Check!

I've been wanting to sew more clothes for my kids but I didn't think my sewing skills were advanced enough to really make anything wearable.  That's why I love tutorials and patterns from blogs and for sale on etsy.  The step by step directions along with photos really make everything easy enough for me to make some cute stuff.  So I finished Nadia's spring coat, but I love it so much I'm going to make her a few more!  I found that the jacket could even be reversible with a couple buttons on the inside so I went for it!


There are so many great, free, patterns out there.  But the one I used I purchased off of etsy, here, and could not have been happier with it.  It is REALLY well written.  I did add top stitching in places that the pattern did not call for it, I just think everything lays a little nicer when you do.  Also the extra buttons to make it reversible as I mentioned.  But I think it's very GAP looking!

15 comments:

  1. it came out adorable! Am thinking I need to work on new rain jackets for my daughters as well.

    BTW - made those sugar / cinammon crescent knot things this morning, and half of them were gone before they were even taken off the cookie sheet - not gonna say by who!!! Lol

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  2. wow that is beautiful (and so is your daughter!!!)

    Come visit my blog at:
    Leigh at The Sewing Diva

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  3. Super cute! It looks fantastic!

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  4. You did a great job!
    she is the cutest! (and she looks like her mama!)

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  5. Oh Mah Goodness! Is that cutest lil' model ever??!! Love the coat and I would love even more to know what that floral fabric is that you used, hint, hint! Just so adorable *Ü*

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  6. Luvin- I'm not sure how much help I'll be. I never know what my fabric is unless it says on the bottom and that one just says "designs by Dee". I picked it up at the amish fabric shop down the road for less than three bucks a yard! STEAL!

    Taylor

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  7. Wow great job in the coats...and you need to get Nadia an agent. She's gorgeous!!

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  8. Very Gap looking... and she just looks pleased as peaches to have it and show it off... Lovely!

    DI

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  9. I love the last one - great fabric!
    So cute.

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  10. That's so funny you posted this because I JUST did this same pattern for my daughter and loved it too! I haven't gotten my pictures up yet but I thought it was an awesome pattern! Yours looks adorable!

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  11. The model and coats are beautiful. The floral one looks like a breath of fresh spring air.
    What a lucky little girl!

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  12. Yes, totally GAP looking! I'm so impressed. I have the sewing machine, but it and I don't mix too well.

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  13. Great coat, and your fabric selection is cute too. I have that pattern and have had it on my "to do" list. What size did you sew? Did you find it to be true to size?

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  14. Love you lovely coats(s) and your model is a doll!

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  15. This is so adorable! I want to learn to sew...this is another reason why!

    I also saw you said you got your fabric at an amish shop...I live in Amish Country ohio!! Where are you from?

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