Sunday, 24 January 2010

Ottobre 1/2010 #14 Coat

As soon as I saw the first page in Ottobre's Spring 2010 magazine I knew I had to make this coat. I absolutely love it, it's one of my favourite coat patterns from all of their magazines and I'll be making one each for the Baby, the Monkey and the Niece. I'd happily size it up for the Princess too, we'll see what she says!

This is part of the Baby's Spring SWAP, the outer is a very lightweight lavender babywale corduroy that I've had in my stash for a good year or so and the lining is a lavender/white polka dot woven. I found a use for one of my skinny minky scraps, it has made the softest, snuggliest collar you could imagine.

This is a really, really nice pattern to sew. It went together very quickly with no problems at all. I haven't sewn the buttons on yet, I couldn't get the right size locally so have to wait on my online order arriving. I'll be making fabric covered buttons from the lavender cord.

Here's the front:

The back - ignore the wonky collar, it's folded over unevenly!

The lining:

And the incredibly soft collar, wish I had one of these on my coat!

One down, two to go!


  1. gorgeous! i loved this pattern as soon as i saw it. gotta find a little girl to make it for...

  2. Looks beautiful! I love this pattern too.:)

  3. Cutie cute! I am going to be sewing one of these in a Sisboom damask cotton. Our winter and spring is very mild so thats why I will be using light weight fabric. Looking at yours makes me want to get started!

  4. Wonderful coat! The pleats really add a nice touch.
    And there's no reason you can't make yourself a coat with a minky collar!

  5. This is a beautiful coat. Did you add an interlining for warmth, or is it just the corduroy and woven layers? I'm going to make this for my daughter, but I'm not sure if it would be warm enough for the cold weather we're having. She needs a coat *now*. :)

  6. Thanks :) I'm sorry to take so long Ruth, probably far too late now but no, I didn't use an interlining. My cord was very thin, if I wanted this for cold weather it would definitely need something extra.