Saturday, February 6, 2016

Adorable Baby Coat

My son's friends had a baby last's a strange thing when you realize your kids are legitimately old enough to have friends who are married with children...I guess that means it is highly unlikely that I am still only 27.  Reality might be setting in...

Anyway, my son's friends had a baby girl last summer and I just made her the most adorable coat.   (I'm a terrible photographer, but trust me, this coat is truly adorable.)   I got the pattern from Etsy.  I really like the indie patterns available for download.  The ones I've found have tended to be terrific and the instructions make them oh so doable, even for a novice.

Too cute for words...I love the texture of the outer fabric.
The outside of the coat is a polyester suiting fabric...the texture makes it substantial without being heavy.

Love this bright, happy cotton print.
The lining is a lightweight quilting cotton.

Matching buttons...too cute!

The hood is designed to be folded back to show the lining.
I used the Hearts Hoodie pattern from Puperita. 

My local copy shop binds my PDF patterns for me.  Love the ease of this format!
It generously includes sizes from newborn to 5 years old.  Now that I've finished the coat, I can recommend the pattern with confidence.  It really was a breeze to make.  The directions were quite clear and easy to follow and the results were gratifying.

Just what a well-dressed baby needs for spring!
Will a 6-month old baby girl appreciate it?  Nah.  But her mom sure loves it!  Definitely a win.

1 comment:

Melissa Henning said...

Wow! I love it!! Im gonna bookmark this for a later sewing goal. Are you able to make it larger if you wanted by modifying the pattern or is that really hard to do?