May 20, 2008

Red Riding Hood meets Strawberry Shortcake

I recently stumbled across a great book 'Crafts for baby'. It has so many projects in there for little ones, from toys to clothes, teddies and nappy bags. For my first project, I thought I'd give the comfy fleece coat a try.

After spending over an hour at Officeworks trying to get the pattern copied at 400%, I was ready to go.

The pattern was relatively simple. And there was only 6 steps to the instructions, though sometimes I found them a little vague. However, I managed to get the coat finished.

TaDa.. here it is. (un-hemmed)

I used a red micro polar fleece for the outer layer and a cute strawberry print for the lining. The instructions have you make toggles for the front closure, but I couldn't get them right, so I covered some buttons with the strawberry material and used some matching ribbon for the loops. (I cant do button holes as my needle position is stuck for some reason- I make do).

I think 'B' looks quite warm and snuggly. A great coat for a chilly winters day!


Leni and Rose said...

That is such a great jacket - I think your buttons are way better than toggles! And your devine daughter looks sweet as pie in it!

Stacy said...

Hannah, thanks so much for visiting my blog and your comment. I'm a big Tarantino fan as well. Reservoir Dogs was the first DVD I ever bought. I think it may be time for me to have a little marathon.
Welcome to blog land. I am relatively new as well, and like you have just recently started sewing again. Having a blog has given me so much inspiration.
Oh...that sunrise is UNREAL! Wow, what a great morning surprise.
I hope you'll stop in again soon, good luck in the drawing! Love Stacy

Two Peas In a Pod said...

Great job on the jacket. I love it. It looks so great on her. I really like the red fabric.
Cheers Kyla

Net said...

Such a beautiful and cosy coat! you've done a brilliant job. the strawberry buttons look way better than toggles would have.

Anna said...

This jacket is so cute, I love it... and I love the strawberries. Your little girl looks gorgeous. Thanks for the comment and the link to the baby shoe pattern as well, I'm going to have to give it a go :)

randi---i have to say said...

The jacket----and the model---are so adorable!

Lisa said...

That is so sweet. I'll bet it gets lots of use

Danielle said...

Those buttons are a great feature! The jacket looks lovely and snuggly too.