I have been wanting to make this coat for a long time. I mentioned here that I have had the fabric for a while and went on a sewing spree when my daughter’s fall coat broke.

I love this fabric, it is so bright and colourful. The owl and bird design is so on trend – and since it is, (unfortunately?) I am bound to love it!

I bought just over a metre of fabric and used every spare space to barely scrape together the outer pieces. I added a contrasting hem in the matchy fabric and pieced together the centre of the hood, just to make everything fit!

Amazingly, everything except for the zipper was already in my sewing closet. The “fur” for the hood, the blue fleece (though I would have picked a different colour if I didn’t feel it was necessary to use up my giant stash), the buttons…

Here are a few om my favorite things.

The unfinished-edge tag.

The unfinished edge on the tag section.

The furry lined pockets.

The dart/tuck on the front, just over the pockets.

The cuffs with a strap and buttons.

The pieced hood.

The pattern is a mix of a few that I use all the time – the BurdaStyle pattern that I used to make the pattern for the heart shirts here and here and a 3T pattern that I upsized for her Cinderella costume. I also got a lot of my ideas for the cuffs and length from a super-cute coat that she received when she was a baby.

The great thing is that I now have the coat pattern on paper and can re-make it anytime! I see another coat in her future, maybe in the spring?!