Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Little Purple People-eater!

I have three kids - so you knew this pattern would be coming at you again didn't you!

This coat was the bargain of the year (so far anyway).

On the good advice of Nikki and her sewing buddy, I popped into Rathdowne Remnants one day to look for wool.

 

I picked up this piece in the remnants section - supposedly it was 2 metres long and was $20, that's cheap you say...


But the smile on my face was even wider when I got it home and measured it to find it was actually 3.2 metres long and very wide too.


So far I have cut this coat, a large Red Riding Cape from Oliver + s and have possibly enough for one more small cape as well.

This is a size 5 and it fits our not-quite-three-year-old 105cm tall child really well.
Again the sleeves are a little long but it will be great for this winter and next.


I wanted to show you the lining but we have terrible light at the moment and so these pics don't really do it justice.


It's a lovely lightweight Japanese lawn and complements the outer perfectly.
The snaps actually match better than they appear to in these photos, and again, velcro on the inside.

Oh, and before you even ask, you know there's another one coming don't you!

16 comments:

cherri said...

It's beautiful...what colour is the next?

I haven't been to rathdowne remnants for the longest time - what an awesome buy!

thornberry said...

The coats are just lovely, and they are such beautiful photos of your little girl!

Brianna said...

Gorgeous coat. I really need to make a trip to Rathdowne Remnants and check it out.

yardage girl said...

Gorgeous - your coat making skills are very spiffy!

rachelmp said...

The coat (and your model) is just beautiful. What a bargain too!

Selina said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

Karen it's divine!!! I love that you got it with bargin remnant and that lining is stunning - those little up turned cuffs look tres chic! Your daughter looks very impressed sporting her new coat!! xx

Seaweed and Raine said...

Another fabulous coat! And what a bargain you scored!!! I bet you wriggled your toes with glee when you discovered it and gave yourself some chocolate therapy for being so clever (well, I would have! LOL). Can't wait to see what colour you choose for the next one! :)

Nikki said...

Blogger ate my comment, I think. It was fantastic... as is the coat....and the girl.

Lyndel said...

oh what a sweetie, and in such a lovely warm Melbourne coat! I just love the lining Karen, well done♥

Cass said...

Gorgeous coat and gorgeous girl, of course

motherof5 said...

Gorgeous-Love it-And how tall are your girls? My 2 year old still fits in the 6-12 months!!!!!

Wendy . . . said...

Lovely .... and now for the 3rd one? Wonder what colour this one will be!!

Cath said...

Simply beautiful! What colour is the next one???

willow and moo said...

Gorgeous coat! :)

Kylie said...

LOVE it - you know that you are going to have to take me there (or meet me there:) How exciting - you may actually get me into sewing again:)