Happy Monday everyone! I have a really cute make to brighten your Monday - especially if the weather is as grey as ours. I sewed my first (sort of) baby coat! And Little Baby MiH is about to wear it quite a lot.
It feels like I have been working on this project for nearly a year - since I was inspired by this post really. In fact, I bought the pattern and fabric from Ma Petite Mercerie within a month of seeing the post - the outer fabric is this one, and the beautiful lining this one. No ethical fabric this time, but I am destashing as the project has been sitting in my stash until last Thursday when it was really time to make something for Le Challenge for the theme: wilderness.
As you can see I changed the front opening - I used some shoe laces and buttons from stash. I think it works much better - and in fact I am not sure I would have considered the pattern without seeing Jenny's version.
The pattern is really well explained, a real pleasure to sew but we need to talk about the size - it goes from 0 to 18 months. Brilliant, so I thought, I will be able to make another version for next winter. Except that I had to sew the 18 months size after measuring Little Baby MiH. He is tall for his age, for sure, but not 18 months tall yet. The coat fits him perfectly though, so if you are sewing for a baby, do measure him/her.
For all other wilderness makes, go over to Le Challenge and come and join us! The next theme will be announced tomorrow!