When I was browsing through Ottobres for the first time I saw some coat
patterns. I loved several of them but I could not imagine being able to
sew those. Now I have come at that stage that I feel comfortable to try
any type of pattern and was feeling up for a coat.
I was triggered to
think about a coat because when I asked my daughter what to sew for her
she requested a coat-dress. I did not get more information out of her
besides this fancy name. I understood it to be a coat that looks like a
dress, so a coat that can twirl.
The winter is kind a leaving us
which made me decide to make a lined rain coat. I bought some laminated
fabric and let my daughter choose a lining from our stash. The pink
polka dots combined with the yellow fabric did make think twice about my
decision to let my daughter choose but in the end I love the
combination. I used a coat pattern from Ottobe 1 2010 (adding a hood myself). I made the
picture inside with flash which is why the coat looks very shiny,
usually it does not shine.
decided to close the coat with three snaps only. My daughter ruined her
winter coats zipper because she is always squatting on the playground.
This way of closing the coat makes squatting possible.