Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I Made a Coat!

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. 

9 comments:

Carly said...

It is super cute and it goes so well with her Little Orange shoes:) I have 2 boys and am expecting an baby girl in about 1 weeks ..I am so excited to dress a girl..Looks like so much fun!!

Dottie said...

Amber, that is amazing looking! I love love LOVE the lining!

Can I do something on it--either link or tweet or something about it, because it is so durn koot and Miss Ingrid! But then again, she is super cute!

lynxymama said...

again, you = genius.

Beth said...

Oh that is so cute! I recently got my mom's sewing machine and I've been working different things. I'm still in the "Everything is Super Wonky" stage of my sewing, but I'm getting more confident by the day. I'm excited to check out the site you posted.

Amber Liddle said...

Thanks, ladies! Dottie, of course you may do whatever linking or tweeting you want about it!

MaryAnne said...

This is adorable!

strawberry lemonade girl said...

It turned out sooooo great. HURRAY!!!! And Ingrid looks so amazingly adorable. YAY!

Mommy, Papa and the 'Nuts said...

cute!

coolkids said...

new follower.:) found you from modern kiddo. I love this coat! Great job.