Butterick 9955: A Little Winter Coat

by Ginny on October 23, 2012 · 14 comments

in 1960s,Children,Coats,Kids

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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ooobop! October 23, 2012 at 11:00 am

The most adorable little girls coat ever!


Katherine October 23, 2012 at 11:03 am

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.


BoPeep October 23, 2012 at 11:48 am

So sweet! I like 60s patterns for my daughter, too. And she’ll love it all the more because she helped you!


EmSewCrazy October 23, 2012 at 11:51 am

That is super cute! The lining is a fun surprise even if it does clash!


Nicole October 23, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Such a lucky little girl. And I love her choice of lining!


sewinghappyplace October 23, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Adorable. She totally rocks with that lining choice! What fun. She is so lucky to have a mom who sews.


Deb October 23, 2012 at 2:54 pm

That is so cute! And who cares if the lining clashes- as long as she loves it! Besides, it gives it a little extra charm. :)


Mainelydad October 23, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Oh, my word. This is the sweetest thing ever!


Lizzy October 23, 2012 at 6:16 pm

SO CUTE!! your daughter looks so cute in that picture! the coat is lovely! I did one inspired in a pattern like that


Miss Ava Kitten October 24, 2012 at 2:58 am

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


Smee October 24, 2012 at 9:40 am

That is absolutely adorable!


Frances October 24, 2012 at 11:32 am

It’s absolutely adorable! I love the clashing lining, too, and the velvet collar. I want a coat like this in me-size!


Ginny October 29, 2012 at 5:43 pm

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!


Noelle November 4, 2012 at 9:07 am

That is really just beautiful!


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