vintage winter baby coat9:56:00 PM
Well, it's been two weeks from since I began this coat, and while a week later than I planned, I finished Jack's coat just in time for the snow. I was going for a vintage 1940's and 1950's look, so after close inspection of a picture I found, I altered my pattern to fit the requirements. I moved the pockets close to the side seam and made them horizontal instead of vertical and I put all the buttons close together to give the illusion that the coat is longer.
I'm pleased with how it turned out, I'm also happy that I didn't spend half the time picking out stitches (as I usually do). I must be improving!
I was very lucky to squeeze the pattern pieces onto an old wool shirt that my mom accidentally shrank and gave to me. Total cost- $6. So, you know... I saved $200 right?
(Jack couldn't keep still, but here's a better front view of the coat.)