Hippie Style Coat
This is the attempt to not make DM (formerly named DD on this blog) associate the birth of DN with mommy sewing less stuff for her or giving up sewing altogether. I have no plans of sewing for DN yet because 1) I got a LOT from the family (I have 3 nieces) and 2) I don’t think sewing for babies is worth the time and effort considering how fast they outgrow their clothing. I will definitely make things for her when she’s grown a bit, though.
This was also a test to find out 1) if I still know how sewing goes (it’s been an eternity!), 2) how to fit it in my new life schedulewise, and 3) how well my body and especially my pelvis bears with this activity. So I’d say 1) I still know how sewing goes, 2) it’s too bad I don’t have a permanent sewing corner where I could effectively use any spare minute without having to pack out my sewing machine and tools first, and 3) if I listen to my body and stop when my pelvis and back call for it, it’s all good.
Here’s the result:
The fabric is the same as in the magazine (outdoor outside fabric, thin interlining and fleece inner fabric, all 3 quilted together) but in cream i.e. it is the jacket is warm without the need of a lining or interlining. I made a size 116 with the pockets of size 146 because the pockets seemed on the small size on the magazine pictures. I’m happy with them, though I think the size 116 pockets would have been fine too. I skipped the snaps in the front. Also, because the instructions for applying the zipper are incomplete, I had to improvise the finishing in the front, which I did with bias as seen on the pics. No further change other than the embellishment, which I made after sewing the hood to make sure it would be visible at all times. It fulfills all of DM’s current wishes: a mermaid, a princess, blonde. DM is happy and so is mommy.
Since the deadline is approaching fast and I’m not inclined to sew for my weekly changing shape, the next post should be about the wedding dress…