1960s | Children | Coats | Kids

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.

  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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