Saturday, December 12, 2009

project princess is complete!

Remember the pattern I posted about a while back, the one Emily wanted for her winter coat? The one I wasn't really sure I could pull off?

princess coat pattern

Well guess what..I decided to go full speed ahead and just do it -- and it's finished!!

emily's coat

The process was some learning curve, I tell you. The amount of redrafting I had to do in order to make it fit her was insane. But, as you can see, it ended up working out! The one big drawback is that because it's fitted closely at the waist there's no way it will fit her next year (I'm just hoping it lasts out the winter!). So I'll be making a new coat next year. I got a really nice wool melton for the body, lined it with a silk twill (in orange, Emily's pick!) and Emily picked out some vintage-y black buttons (she really wanted a vintage set I have but there weren't enough of them).

But what really makes this coat a success is that she loves it. She was asking to wear it the day it was done, and when she's worn it out she's kept it on every second.

dreary day at mitsuwa

This from the girl who last year would drop her coat magically right from her shoulders and take off in short sleeves because she "hates jackets" so much! And while it was a lot of work, I really enjoyed making it (and finishing it!). I even want to make a coat for myself now.

Lots more photos are on flickr if you want to see, and for more detailed sewing info you can check out the write up on Pattern Review.


  1. What a wonderful coat!! I can't blame her for never taking it off. I wouldn't either!

  2. Sarah, the coat is divine!!! Once again I will not be letting Mollie see this.

  3. Stunning! She will get plenty of wear out of it.

  4. Oh so cute!!!! Such a great job...who cares if it doesn't fit next year!
    Love that you lined it with orange!!!!
    have not been blogging last week hope to catchup this week!

  5. I was actually going to come here to beg you to go ahead and make it (after seeing an old show with a girl in one). And WOW! It's amazingly fantastic! Emily is such a lucky girl! And you are so amazingly talented!

  6. Beautiful coat!!! I love it. And Emily is adorable like always.

  7. What a wonderful vintage design! You did a great job on this. Isn't it the greatest feeling when our kids love something we've made? I am not surprised with this beauty.

  8. very nice coat! My husband found it so cute

  9. Oh, Sarah! It's FABULOUS!!!! What a lucky little girl - I always wanted one just. like. THAT!

  10. What a great coat!
    My 3 year old daughter would love a coat like that.
    Currently she is wearing out a sweater that her grandma got her.
    It's Peruvian, with a lot of colorful animals and designs on it.


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