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!
And the incredibly soft collar, wish I had one of these on my coat!
One down, two to go!