Thursday, January 14, 2010

Brighton's New Coat

I'm getting to work on my sewing projects from the new books I got for Christmas. One of them, Carefree Clothes For Girls, is where I've decided to start!
In keeping with my New Year's Resolution, I bought nothing new to make this. I had a fleece remnant and some fun fabric, and used an old ripped shirt of mine for the ruffles, buttons and button holes.
Isn't that a fun lining? It's a size 4, which B won't be in for a few years, but that's the smallest size for the patterns in this book. I figure it gives me plenty of time to make everything in the book in time for her to wear it.
And here's the ruffle detail and the buttons!
I loved the look that the designer made with hers, but she just used linen and sheeting, which doesn't sound all that warm for a coat. And I didn't have any antique linen or lace on hand... Here's a photo of the coat in the book so you can get an idea of what Brighton will look like in it in a few years.
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Goings on at the Glenn's said...

very fun Kim! Way to get busy on your sewing projects already. I still need to clean up my craft room from all the Christmas mess before I can get busy. I love how the coat turned out and absolutely love the lining! Way to go!

Brianne said...

Very cute! K wears a 4 now, so B might be able to wear it sooner than you think. But, K is also the height of an average 4.5 year old.