Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Coat

I started to make a coat for Lucy several months ago, and I just finished it yesterday! It was SO fun to work on and SUCH a cute pattern. My mom bought me a great book by Anna Maria Horner for my birthday, and I just fell in love with this hooded jacket.

I actually ended up using the same main fabric as the jacket in the example photo because I loved how charming it was :). I love that the coat has buttons, but didn't require any buttonholes!

I chose a super soft pink flannel for the lining.

It fits her perfectly! If you're really observant, you'll notice that in the photos of Lucy wearing it, there are pockets on the coat. I decided to add them because the "finished" coat, seemed like it was missing something. I LOVE the pockets!
Lucy seems to really like her new coat too. It's especially good for pretending to fly.

21 comments:

fotw said...
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Joey P said...

Wow. Gorgeous. And the coat is really cute too!

Emma Prough said...

Adorable!!!

Yolanda said...

Sew cute!You make me want to get out the sewing machine again.

Shannon said...

You have inspired me to learn to sew! You make the cutest things and your daughter is an adorable model :) What fun!

Grace said...

Super cute!

Deb said...

So cute! Great job!

Kim said...

What a cute jacket. I want to make it for my granddaughter. I love your site and your music.

Trish said...

The jacket and Lucy are adorable! Great job - sewing and singing are naturals for you. <3

Cate said...

Great Job, JJ! It looks so cute!!

Miss Alissa said...

I too have that book! Such a cute jacket:) I'm hoping to try out that pattern soon.

happyflower said...

LOVE!

familygregg said...

JJ...Cate's friend, Dawn. You inspire me towards beautiful things.

Sleepless Stitch said...

That is sooo cute! She is getting so big!
Love the fabric choices too. Adorable!

Kat said...

Aww... makes me want a little daughter of my own. :) Not only are your crafts and decorating exceptional... but, as a photographer, I have to wonder, what sort of camera do you use? I'm dying of curiosity. That's just me.

Hope you had a lovely Christmas!

Melissa Sharon said...

Very cute - I wish I had an ounce of creativity in my body. Hope you have a wonderful new year!
http://www.thejoyfuljungle.com

Heedless said...

This makes me want to sew again, my little girl is 10..and I sewed so many fun things when she was little. I hope that she and I can perhaps design a few simple projects together. These posts really light a fire for me...

Your music makes the air taste sweeter...I just ordered 3 sets of CDs. I showed the youtube videos to my musical daughter as an example of writing musically so truthfully that it can strip a person of what they previously thought was important.

Mir said...

JJ,
Just wanted to first say how much I enjoy hearing you on SOS your warm personality comes thru..secondly the christmas coat came out beautiful for Lucy!! I appreciate sewing and I am a big quilter...love Miriam

traceyjay said...

I really need to get that book!

Lucy and her coat are adorable.

Julie said...

Super cute and may I say super talented mama!

psalm127mom said...

I just discovered your blog and am loving it! {I discovered your music first ;)}. Anyway, I just bought this same sewing book for my mom for Mother's Day so that she had some new projects to work on for our little boy who is 18mo and our little girl due in September, and the coat was the first thing I asked my mom to make!!! Glad it turned out so well-it's adorable on her and I love the pockets :) Can't wait to read more of your blog and see what other creations you've done!