After last week's cold snap I knew the twins needed another jacket. And after Izzy fitting last year's Secret Agent Trench I knew I wanted to make another one to be sort of matchy, plus I love that coat.
So I started thinking about how I wanted to go about it, I had seen an adorable coat on a friend's girl (hi Chiemi!) that had a beautiful bow on the back and was dyyyying to try it. But the girl's coat was a tighter fit with princess seams, so that wouldn't really work for the Secret Agent. Then while searching pinterest I found this coat. LOVE. I only wish I could have found a color that gorgeous. (though I am happy with the color I used).
Nicole had just made a gorgeous dress with the same bow I wanted to use, and she was sweet enough to help me in the construction.
Then, while chatting (in the pinterest comments) with Susanne about that gorgeous collar, Lotta chimed in that she knew of a tutorial that could help me figure out what I needed to do.
And finally, Collette and Mcholley suggested gray buttons when I was stuck on which color to use.
This coat was a team effort, ha!
I am so happy with it!
I didn't want to take the time to alter the front pieces and the facings, so I ended up with a collar in the middle rather than the side like my inspiration coat.
She wouldn't hold still long enough to get a good collar shot. Oh well.
I made an 18 month, because that is what the one that still fits from last year, plus I still had all the traced pieces saved, ha! I probably should have added some length to the sleeve, oops.
This makes me so happy!
I also added ruffles to the back, I nearly didn't, but so glad I did. P.S. here is my tutorial to add ruffles to the pattern.
Now Abby wants one, but first, Halloween costumes must be made! I can't procrastinate until the last minute like always, ha!