Surely you remember this coat?
A beautiful jacket and my first giveaway.
It got a good work out on our holiday and now it has jetted off to a little girl on the other side of the world.
So,it was time to make a new one.
And given my love of productive sewing and the fact that Matilda has grown.
Its was time to make two.
On our recent holiday Jed found this marvellous warehouse which sold all sort of treasures including fabric.
Digging through a box I found an amazing piece of wool coating in the most delicious shades of coral,jade,blue and pink flecked on an oatmeal background.
I had to have it!
I sent Jed up to ask the price and he came back with a big grin and declared it was $10 but warned me it had flaws.
It did have flaws but there was still plenty left to make Tildy a coat.
By placing it up to the light I was able to mark the worst flaws.
There were a few holes but mainly they were wear marks.
Jed suspected it was used to wrap something as packaging.
I used some funky Tula Pink Prince Charming for the lining and fussy cut the back piece.
(But I didn't bother doing that with the other pieces)
Liddy had commented that the sleeves were a bit grippy so I used a de-lustered satin for those pieces.
Now,for Liddys Kestrel....
I picked up a beautiful dark navy and cream woollen coating as a remnant.
As Lidia has sensitive skin(to match her soul)we decided to line the collar with the same satin.
I added the completed collar first to see if it would be a little less fiddly then the original method.
I stitched from the outside notch.
Trimmed the sewn section.
Turned and pressed well.
Leaving the seam allowance out between the notches.
I sewed it to the jacket outer matching notches and then folded it down while lining.
On Tildy's version I made the separate scarf section longer.
A piece of dowel is handy for turning.
Both turned out quite nicely!
Did you know you can purchase extra labels here?
Cute little size 2.
Those beautiful gathers.
Satin sleeves for dressing ease.
Funky frogs for the lining.
Elegant size 6 with a wee bit of length added to the sleeves for an extra season.
A thread-through scarf for a change.
Glossy black buttons stitched with green embroidery thread for some whimsy.
Satin scarf facing for a scratch free wear.
And some more Tula Pink fun to stop it being too grown up!
Thanks for stopping by!
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