I have been wanting to make Miss Sweet pea a red wool coat since she was born, yes really that long. ; ) The trouble is I was having a very hard time finding any wool and when I did it was the type more for dresses, skirts, suits...but not for winter coats. Then my lovely friend Sarvi found some for us at her local fabric store, thanks so much Sarvi! It's the perfect color and weight.
The lining of her coat is a plaid from Moda Wool and Needle line, I used a fabric that would pass down easily to little Prince C when he grows. I was surprised to find it at a local fabric store thee line and the color I wanted! Score!
The pattern is the School Days coat from good old Oliver +S! It does take a bit of time to sew up but the instructions make it a breeze and fun to sew. I think this is the most satisfying pattern to make I own. It wears so wonderfully too.
In case you are wondering the pants are her After School corduroy, sadly these are so worn out and almost too small for her to wear them. I do need to make her two pairs for this winter. The scarf is the most special though. It was mine when I was her age. It was so wonderful to pass it down to my daughter. *sniff, sniff*
and Sweet pea? She is totally in love it! She has worn it over a two weeks now, without the toggles until two days ago even. I think its' a winner for both of us.
Have a great Weekend!