There is my first true love,oliver+s,a haven from the mundane Big4 patterns I have sewn for the last dozen years.
Then I discovered Clever Charlotte and my heart sung at these original and very beautiful designs.
Both designers produce beautiful clothes but they do take time to bring to fruition. Sometimes you want to make something quickly but I have been spoiled by lovely styles and I don't want to go back to boxy ''Its So Easy'' patterns.
Enter Heidi&Finn,fun,funky and very fast to make.!
The first one I made was the Girly Cardigan.
I made the size 12-18 mnth for Matilda.
How cute is this?
Next up I made the Chic Cocktail Swing Coat.
One for Matilda.
And one for Lidia.
Isn't that bow fabulous?
Equally lovely from behind.
When constructing the jacket consider interfacing where the button hole and bow are to be worked.
Also consider trimming the shoulder seams with pinking shears ans clipping under the arm.
I also pre-folded my sleeve hems before sewing the lining to the main.
I decided to trim the neck seam as well.
The coat would easily fit an eight year old
Here it is on Elsa,who is nearly 12,but is petite!
Before I sewed my bow edges I folded a narrow hem to the wrong side so that there wouldn't be raw edges.
The bow pinned ready for stitching.
Just to remind you....