It's time to Sew Off! Voting is now in session until Sunday at midnight, so please hop over to Naptime Crafters and pick your favourite TWO entries!
Round 1 of the competition is kids's clothing, so I decided to design and make a jacket for The Middle Child.
I have a long wool coat, bright yellow, that I bought years ago on holiday in a little boutique. It has an asymmetrical collar that I just love. For ages, I thought about replicating it, so this contest was the perfect opportunity! I went into my stash and found this teal corduroy that perfectly matched my daughter's eyes, and decided to make her a spring jacket.
Using the shape of the coat as inspiration, I created my own pattern using sweetheart lines, shortening it to hip length, and adding side pockets for stashing girly treasures.
I used big wooden buttons, sewn on with yellow thread, and lined it with one of my favourite floral prints from Heather Bailey's Nicey Jane collection. I was very proud of how well it turned out, and am happy to report that it passed the "daughter test"!
But, as is typical with me, a funny thing happened on the way to the contest ;) I had laid the original wool coat out on the kitchen floor to use it inspect the seams. The doorbell rang, and off I went. When I returned a moment later, there was a HUGE puddle of PEE sitting right in the middle of the satin lining! Turns out my old incontinent dog decided to seek some relief there, as opposed to somewhere on all the easily cleanable hardwood floors in the house. I was griping about it to some of my quilty friends when Kaelin, who is always good for a laugh, suggested that I name it the "Peecoat"! Why not, seeing as it was already Christened and all ;)
So there you have it! Adventures continue :) Now scoot off and vote, would ya!