Single or double breasted coat with collar variations
Pattern Sizing: girls size 3 - 14
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes quite good.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the style of this pattern. I made it a few years ago, and this year was looking for another children's coat pattern. To me this is the cutest one out there so I used it again.
Fabric Used: Grey wool for the coat, Black velvet for the collar and cuffs.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: No big design changes. I made bound buttonholes as it seemed to go with the style. I did make the sleeves longer and then attached the cuffs so the coat can be worn now and then if the wearer grows a bit there is length in the sleeve by flipping down the velvet cuffs.
The pattern does call for the coat to be fully lined and I wanted to add a bit of warmth so I quilted the bodice lining with fleece.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I highly recommend this pattern, you end up with a result that looks a lot like little gir's coats shown in high end department stores. I love this pattern and would make it again if I have an opportunity.
Conclusion: Such a cute style. This pattern is just like a girl's coat sold at J. Crew for $ 200. Go ahead and make your own at a fraction of the price.
Couple of blog posts on making this coat with photos.
Blog Post # 1 with details on the bound buttonholes and some inside construction pics.