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Butterick 9955: A Little Winter Coat

October 23, 2012

This is the coat I have made for my daughter in time for the colder weather. It is made from Butterick 9955, a late 50s/ early 60s pattern, and a thick wool blend tartan fabric.

I gave her free choice for the lining, and this is what she went with, a cotton print with flowers and butterflies. It clashes like crazy, but she loves it. I added a brushed cotton interlining, sewn as one layer with the lining fabric, for extra warmth.

 

I did bound buttonholes, and made the collar in cotton velvet. It also has a detachable hood, which buttons on below the collar, though I have yet to add the buttons. The hem is all hand sewn. First I finished the edge of the tartan layer in bias tape, which I slip stitched down. I then catch-stitched the lining hem onto the outer hem, between the layers.

More details of the construction can be found here and here.

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  1. You’ve put me in the position of having to explain why I just made a giant “SQUEE!” noise at work. “Sorry guys, I just get really excited about crunching numbers in Excel. No really, I’m working hard over here. Crunch crunch crunch…”

    This is ADORABLE. I love it.

  2. Too, too cute – this is beautiful and exactly how little girls should look – like little girls – excellent work and I adore the “clashing” lining (adds character) X

  3. Thanks everyone. I think she loves it. She keeps telling everyone about her “new coat”, and how “mummy did sewing it”. It’s such a nice feeling that she appreciates my work!

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