Winter is here

June 04, 2012

Looking out the window this afternoon in Melbourne, it is clear that winter is well and truly here!  Isabella put on this jacket a couple of weeks back and it was already too small for her.  She is growing up too fast.  I decided that the tangerine jacket looked better on Juliette so then went out hunting for some yummy wool to make the same pattern again for Issie (any excuse to buy more fabric).  

I found this beautiful mauve wool from Rathdowne Remnants and envisaged a navy spotted lining to match.  I bought the spot from Spotlight and found the two navy buttons in my button stash.  I love this pattern, although if I made it again, I would probably go for the size up from my childrens' age.  The mauve jacket is a size four pattern but I prefer a roomier fit so would probably prefer the size five.

Here is a pic of the two girls (Juliette in Issie's hand me down - this is happening frequently with Isabella's clothes and will no doubt also be the pattern for Emily's wardrobe!).


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  1. I love that pattern too - I'm just about to make another one.

  2. This jacket looks really lovely. I have made a jacket with this pattern also. Did you use the pellon like it suggests? It looks like it would be warm enough without it anyway :-)

  3. Gorgeous new winter coat! I really like how the mauve looks with the navy/white polka dot lining.:)

  4. Gourgeous girls in their mama made coats, how special.

    They look snug as a bug........definitely the weather for wearing them.

    Claire :}

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