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« on: September 14, 2008 12:02:13 PM »

So the kidlets were with Grandma yesterday, so I spent the whole day holed up in the workshop. Here are the fruits of my labours... neither is finished yet, I didn't sew the buttons on because it was late when I finished, and I had to take pics before I lost the light...

(are you guys getting sick of these yet? I hope not)

This one is wool blend - super lofty and warm. It's going to be nice for winter.



The yoke and pockets are handpainted (by me)- I'm so in love with this fabric.

So the hood on this is too small - unfortunate because the rest of it is just adorable. Let me tell you, I'll never lose  DD in a crowd now. "Where is she?" "Over there - she's the one dressed like a garden gnome."


Oh - I tried out fusible fleece inside the lining of this one, hoping to give it a little more body and warmth for the fall. It's OK in the body of the coat, but not so good in the sleeves, just makes it a little too stiff for her arms to go in without a bit of a struggle, which is a big deal with squirmy toddlers. I'm going to have to try some regular fleece or quilt batting with the next one. Yup, there's going to be a next one.


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faithsmama
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2008 12:14:43 PM »

LOVE em!!! great job, so jealous.
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2008 12:25:49 PM »

I just adore your coats... maybe one of these days I'll master sleeves, those monstrous things and attempt some of these ADORABLE jackets I keep seeing. I think the garden gnome one is just beyond, and am fully amazed that you painted that fabric yourself. I just live in awe on this site!
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2008 02:07:52 PM »

So cute!!!  I love those!! 
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2008 02:33:06 PM »

Love it!!.. & the gnome factor kicks it up a notch! haha she looks so cute! - My kids would protest if I would try to put them in anything like this - they're in the "its too itchy" phase.. even though nothing itches!!.. enough to make ya crazyy!
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2008 04:50:43 PM »

Maybe if you add a ruffle to the edge of that red one it'd increase the depth of the hood. It's so cute it makes me wish I had a tiny person to dress Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2008 07:26:58 PM »

I LOVE these coats!  The green houndstooth is my fav, really makes me want to do one for my dd.
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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2008 01:38:26 PM »

These are both very cute as well as all the others. I do love the red one though. I personally prefer coats with hoods, takes the hat aggervation out, ha.

Question though, when you used the fusible fleece did you do a lining too, or is that more like a fuzzy interfacing?

Thanks Chantal
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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2008 02:47:41 PM »

I fused the fleece to the back of the lining - I used a thin poly

It is kinda like a fuzzy interfacing, only not soft enough to go against the skin. It's gotta be inside.
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« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2008 04:23:18 PM »

OK I got it, thanks
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