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« on: September 11, 2008 02:05:18 PM »

After moving 1500 miles across America, suddenly finding myself head matron of a family of six, and trying to keep tabs on an almost-2-year-old in a house full of grandmas and grandpas, I'm finally back to sewing and posting!

I was very inspired by the coats minkeyfeet made (see here) because they were exactly what I had in mind to make my daughter. But I knew I'd never have a chance at the pattern listed on ebay...not after everyone here knew about it! So I decided to draft a pattern myself. (I know, I know, I'm insane!) It's obviously a bit different, but it came out quite a bit better than I expected!

I used some smokey denim my mom gave me and this horrible cotton print that I couldn't imagine would possibly be good for anything else as the lining. Hubby picked out the buttons (yes, I put the buttonholes too close to the edge...live and learn!) Oh, and DH has also demanded a cloche style hat to go with it...still working on that one!




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I have several variations in mind that I want to try out. :-)
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2008 02:17:39 PM »

too adorable!  if it was in my size, i'd wear it in half a heartbeat!

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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2008 02:18:24 PM »

Love the denim color, and so impressed u sewed it from ur own pattern.
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2008 02:21:11 PM »

this looks incredible and so well made! i want a big person sized one, haha.

« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2008 02:22:58 PM »

Very cute!!  Love the denim!
I just ordered Vegbee's jacket pattern, so I hope a couple of mine will join the parade of cute coat-clad kiddos some time soon.  Smiley
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2008 02:26:36 PM »

Amazing!  It is a beautiful coat and you've done so well drafting that yourself.  The gathering on the back is such a nice touch.  Love the lining.

I could sit here another 20 minutes listing compliments!  And the baby petting made me laugh...

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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2008 02:50:32 PM »

I love that gray denim so soft. You did an excellent job at self drafting!

I like the fact that your DH is into your sewing and help picking things for your kids to wear!

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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2008 03:28:40 PM »

That's fantastic!  The grey denim is awesome.
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« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2008 03:51:22 PM »

What a precious coat!  I would love a coat like this in my size, colour and all, I love it!  You did an amazing job drafting the pattern, what talent...

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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2008 05:03:03 PM »

I'm so flattered!

I really like the gathers at the back... I'm going to have to make an "inspired by christephi " version.

We should totally do a coat-along. Smiley

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