I just got in sewn in time.
Tildy's winter coat.
The Clever Charlotte Kestrel coat.
By the way, I have a full tute here
Isn't it lovely?
I have made this coat so many times
As always, I am completely in love with the back view.
That beautiful shaping, those lovely gathers.
My fabric choice was a little prickly so I lined the neck scarf with bemsilk lining.
The wool was a remnant I purchased on eBay. It has a rustic hessian look and like most wools, pressed and sewed like a dream.
The leather scroll toggle buttons are from Hong Kong.
Tilly chose them herself!
I lined the body with some Japanese lawn from Spotlight but I used bemsilk for the sleeves and body.
It just makes dressing a little easier.
I also interfaced the wool front AND the lining front.
There is a pattern piece for interfacing included.
Sigh, so pretty.
It certainly got a work out on our holiday
I made Matilda the size 4 with an extra 1/2' in the sleeve length.
She is 5 but on the small side.
It kept out Penola's chilly breezes.
Coped with Karate Kid poses at Nigretta Falls.
Coin operated rides in Geelong.
Fabric shopping in Sunshine, Melbourne.
And posing with Mystery Flowers.
Does anyone know what this is?
Its another winner.