Thursday, February 18, 2010

A fleece coat for Julia

I got bit by the sewing bug this week. :) Last Sunday we stopped at JoAnn Fabrics so I could pick up some Simplicity patterns (they were on sale--5 for $5). One of the patterns was for this sweet little fleece coat. I was excited because I've been wanting to make Julia a dressier coat for church. On Monday I went to Walmart and picked out some lavender fleece, and by Wednesday--voila! Julia was modeling her new coat. :)
It looks so nice with the crocheted hat and scarf set that her auntie Joanne made her! Here's a close-up of the hat:
She came up with this silly face all by herself . . . I was pleased that I actually captured it on camera. :) I just love this sweet little girl so much!
By the way, the pattern is Simplicity 2745, in case anyone is interested. It went together a lot quicker than I expected, too! I would definitely put this pattern in the easy-moderate category.

8 comments:

Mrs.T said...

The coat is just so sweet and adorable -- as are the hat, scarf, and the girl! Thanks so much for sharing the photos -- great job on the coat.

Mary Ann said...

What a great job, Carrie! I get so easily intimidated of sewing even though I had to do so much of it for my degree. Julia looks just as sweet as can be. Love the color & the scarf & hat. Great job all around!

mindee said...

Great job, Carrie! That is darling and so is she!

Alicia said...

That looks amazing! You did a fabulous job, Carrie!

Anonymous said...

All I can say is you and Joanne are very talented.I wish I could sew and crochet like that.Wow!!!!You could go into business together creating these adorable outfits.You have such a cute model too.Nikki

Arlene Grimm said...

Love that sweet coat..it is perfect with the hat and scarf!!

Anonymous said...

christen again... I LOVE the hat pattern... can you get me a link to it? Gorgeous jacket- well done! I wish I had someone to teach me how to sew, knit, and crochet better!

Carrie said...

Thanks for all the comments, ladies! Christen, here's a link to the hat pattern Joanne used: http://www.yarncat.com/MFH-Muriel.html
She added a ruffled edge from a different pattern, which she wasn't able to find online when I asked, but she suggested you might be able to use the ruffle from this pattern instead: http://www.yarncat.com/MFH-Claire.html
Hope that helps! :)