I was asked by the super sweet and very talented Heidi of Elegance & Elephants to sew a little something something from the newest Five And Ten Design eBook. She is one of the 5 designers collaborating on this pdf pattern ebook - it's such a lovely concept, you get one pattern block and then clear instructions on how to modify the pattern block to create 10 very unique items. Vol.2 is all about coats, and with 10 different ones to choose from you will have sewing projects for the next few years. You can see what I made from vol.1 here if you like, same concept but for dresses.
I decided to go with Look no.1 designed by Delia from Delia Creates. The truth is that with the below zero temperature we are living these days I didn't want to make a light weight jacket that would get used only come the spring time. So I decided to make a simple warm and comfy hoodie, one Miss E could wear under her winter coat and then use as a jacket in the spring. I had this faux fur in my stash since last fall and decided Delia's design would be perfect for it. Here is the thing, I barely had enough to cut out all my pieces and so I ended up making a 3 piece hood which ended up being perfect to sew in my bear ears. I added those too. The striped fabric is a double knit you are probably tired of seeing and I have a lot more, so you will be seeing more of it. It's a good thing I love it!!!
I also decided to make the jacket reversible. You should know by now I love reversible clothes, you get 2 in one!!! And because of this I simply cut 2 of all my pieces and skipped the facings. It's too bad because I really like how simply Delia created those. Seriously, this will be the easiest coat you will ever sew, even with the hood, facings and inseam pockets. The instructions are clear and easy to follow, the sewing is simple and quick.
Now let's see how mine turned out.
In honor of BLACK FRIDAY you can get 30% on both vol.1 & vol.2 with coupon THANKYOU. Hurry the sale ends Monday.
Floral Dress by Zara
Yellow Tights by H&M
Paper Bag Skirt by Scotch & Soda Rebelle
Oxford Shoes from Zulily