As I've said in the past, I am not very good at following patterns while sewing. I usually get confused and do my own thing and lament on it turning out not quite right. But I've tried a few patterns now, and seeing how if I slow down and follow the directions properly things actually turn out right, I am loving it! My most recent creation is this coat from Heidi and Finn on etsy. It is so cute, and really was so easy!
I loved that the directions were simple, there weren't a lot of pieces or steps to follow, and the end product looks very polished and put together. I am LOVING the little placket (is that what it's called?) on the back, I just could not get over how adorable it was after I sewed it together last night! My poor husband had to listen to me gush over how excited I was...
I cut out the pieces yesterday, then started sewing after Ingrid went to bed. It went pretty quickly, and by my own bedtime I had a finished coat, all the but the buttons.
When Ingrid woke up we tried it on and I figured out where the buttons should go. I did that all while Ingrid ate breakfast, and by the time we had to leave to go get the car fixed, she was sporting a new coat! Hooray! I am definitely going back to Heide and Finn, they have SO MANY cute things to make. Another place I'd like to try is Oliver + S, although their stuff looks a bit trickier.