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Believer, Daughter, Wife, Mother, Sister, Aunt, Registered Nurse, Seamstress, Crafter, Housekeeper, Cook, Baker, Gardener, Reader, Keeper of the chickens, Goat Herder, Homesteader, Thrifty, Usually sane, Overworked, Mom of 3. Thanks for stopping by - I appreciate your comments! ~ Angie



Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mommy & Me Trench Coats

Our challenge last week was Puddle Jumping, so I thought of rain jackets.  Mine was made from 'Chic & Simple Sewing' by Christina Haynes, the Trench Coat.  The book only has patterns through size 12, so I added about an inch all the way around to make my own XL size.  This was a super simple jacket to make.  I also made the 25" belt from another project in the book.

Had I known this book was so simple, I probably wouldn't have purchased it.  No button holes or zippers...very simple, beginner sewing projects for smaller, younger women.  If you can rock a baby doll dress, then you'd love this book.  Larger gals like me are not going to find many appropriate patterns.  I only paid $10 though, so it was worth it for the few patterns I will use.

Mally's jacket is from DMK, the Little Red Riding Hood jacket.  I love the removable hooded cape.  The cape is also reversible, so you get 3 looks in 1 coat!

Lastly, here's our Frog Prince.  I used the crown from Little Blue Boo and the frog from ???? can't find the link now. 

This week I'm working on Let's Go Fly A Kite.  Hope to get all my sewing done!


Jill Williamson said...

How cute, Angie! I love the little hood too. You guys look ready for a downpour! Too bad you didn't have those in LA! lol

I like your froggie too.

The Sewing Dork said...

Too cute, and the frog just makes the day! Have you gotton lots of use out of your coat?