Happy 2016 everyone! Are you starting to plan out your projects for 2016? I've been making a list of things that I'd like to make this year. I'm so excited to get started!
The projects I'm sharing with you today are actually 2015 projects. Today I'm over at Make It and Love It showing how to make this sweet little girl's dress coat. I think what I love the most about it is that Lu wore it for Christmas...but I think it's equally suited for a spring jacket as well. I imagine that she'll wear it for Easter too!
That's not the only coat though that I've made recently! For Christmas I offered to make Lu an outfit for her doll. She picked a doll coat from the American Girl's catalog, and on New Year's Eve we did our best to replicate it. Can you guess how it's made? That's right! I used the same principles as when I made the dress coat for Make It Love It! It's funny because when I originally designed the coat for Lu I didn't even remember this doll coat, but Lu was quick to point out their similarities...mainly the bow on the front!
Here are the pieces for the doll coat. I cut them in duplicate, since the coat is entirely lined. I modified some 18 inch doll clothes pattern pieces to come up with these pieces, but you could easily draft them from clothes you already have...just like I did for Lu's coat! The bodice of the coat came together pretty similarly to how you'd expect from the instructions for Lu's coat.
to Make It and Love It for the full little girl coat tutorial!