You knew it was coming didn't you...
I promise - this is the last School Days Coat you will see for some time!
So, coat number three.
All went pretty much the same as the last two, many pieces but lovely pattern and easy to put together.
To get her to smile more naturally I asked her to think of something that makes her happy. The response "Mummy sewing me this coat makes me happy."
She'll go a long way that kid!
This wool was quite a bit thicker than the last two - I got it from the Geelong Wool Mill about 15 years ago I think. (Does anyone know if they still have a sales area?? I couldn't find them last time we were there??)
As 'The Guy Who Lives Here' said, I've been waiting to make this coat for a long time! He was right.
Here's a shot of the lining, with a blurry headed child.
(Who appears to be poking her belly out!)
Miss A chose well for the lining, very impressed with this Japanese Lawn from Spotlight, the colours match perfectly, I adore it.
She was a super-shopper - in and out in no time at all.
She loves it too - this is the size 8 - so again, it will fit next winter.
So there they are all together - warm and snug for what's left of winter!
I think I might pull out a few summer patterns now and make a start on the next season.