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vikingmom
« on: August 23, 2009 05:53:04 PM »

I live in central Wisconsin, where it gets extremely cold for what it feels like, most of the year. So naturally in this climate a girl can never have too many coats and jackets. I bought a McCall's toddler coat pattern at a garage sale for a quarter. I should have known better, I do not do well with store bought patterns. Yucky brown flimsy paper and I do not mesh well. So I said forget that and I ordered Vegbee's fair weather jacket pattern. I knew I could do it I already have 2 of her other patterns. And so, enough talking here's the jacket.



The shell fabric was a  mint green remnant I got at Hancocks for 80% off . In the end I think it cost me $1.85. The lining is a mauve knit that I will never use again as lining. It kept bunching and stretching where I did not need it to. Thus the reason for the bias tape trim around the hood , bottom and sleeves.


Striking a pose!
The buttons are just covered in the lining fabric.



Please let me know what you think.
Thanx for looking  Smiley
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chiqui
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2009 06:00:56 PM »

way way way cute!  I love the colors and the fact that you got them so cheap is even better!  Looks like she'll get a lot of great use out of this!
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KristyDi
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2009 10:29:14 AM »

So cute!  I really do need to buy this pattern.
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vikingmom
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2009 10:48:23 AM »

Thanx, as for the pattern, her etsy shop is closed temporally  Sad. She did say that she'll have it up and going in a few months or so.
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2009 09:54:28 PM »

I think that you've got one gorgeous kid  Smiley  Kudos for the bias tape edging solution to a nasty knit that wouldn't co-operate.  I like the effect and it looks well done.
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vikingmom
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2009 04:59:05 AM »

Why thank you! NEVER AGAIN will I buy fabric based on just the cuteness of the color combo. That nasty knit looked like it would make such a pretty jacket. The combo remended me of ice cream, the mint with the pink and now chocolate.
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2009 08:13:37 AM »

It's darling!  I love the colors -- great for a gloomy cold day!  Did you end up doing anything to pad it up for warmth? Or is it just a light jacket?
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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2009 10:46:11 AM »

this one is just a light jacket. I figured I'd try a fall one before I made a heavier winter jacket. I found some of that iron on fleece, but it only came in white. So I think that I'm going to use that with a layer of flannel on top as the lining. Thanx for the idea.
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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2009 03:09:12 PM »

this one is just a light jacket. I figured I'd try a fall one before I made a heavier winter jacket. I found some of that iron on fleece, but it only came in white. So I think that I'm going to use that with a layer of flannel on top as the lining. Thanx for the idea.

Be sure to let us know how that one goes! I think DD's winter coat from last year will still fit her just fine, but she'll probably need a fall jacket...gotta start thinking about that, huh? Can't believe schools around here started today already. Whew! What happened to the summer?
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