I have been wanting to make Isabella a new winter coat for a while. I received a very generous package from a friend's mother - a big box of vintage fabrics. One of my favourite pieces was this beautifully soft magenta wool. There was enough to make a small jacket so I did a little research and decided on Heidi and Finn's Cocktail swing coat.
The lining of the coat is a recycled scarf of mine which is super soft and a little slippery so perfect for lining. The pattern is really easy to make up and it probably took me about two hours from printing the pattern to the finished product. I have made three coats for my girls prior to this which helped in making it up. The last three I made were the Uptown girl pattern by Make it Perfect (check out a little Isabella with a very short fringe in this jacket - which Juliette now wears). You can buy Christine's pattern in the Heidi and Finn etsy shop - there are lots more there to peruse too!!
I decided to also share this Debbie's birthday dress I made. Initially I made it to share in Vintage May last month, but it really clashed with Juliette's dress, so I ended up making another dress for Isabella for the series. I found the awesome striped fabric at a local op shop shortly after I received the invitation from Kristin and Jess and probably would have passed it by otherwise. I extended the shoulder line to create a little extended sleeve. I really love it. You can buy my pattern here.
If you haven't already noticed that Isabella has great dimples, here is a good demonstration!
Thanks Isabella for being Mummy's little model. Even when it's cold...