Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A new coat

After some extremely busy weeks at work, combined with illness and a major computer crash, I finally found some time to work on a second Winter coat for Norah. I was quite happy with the way her first one turned out, but the insulating interfacing I used was not quite as warm as I hoped it would be. So I made a new one, this time putting some nice warm fleece between the outside fabric and the lining.


While I'm still crazy about DMK's Double Breasted Coat pattern, this time I wanted something different: a standing collar instead of a peter pan collar, and some more straight lines. So with DMK's pattern as a starting point, I drew something new, adding some nice details (straps on the sleeves and in the back, and little faux-pockets in the front). I used some super cheap fabric (€4/m!) from the amazing Rotterdam market.

As Norah is getting more and more reluctant about posing for mommy, I organized a little leaves-gathering session in our back yard, with Mr. StraightGrain taking some in-action pics. Of course, it was only when I was uploading the pictures on Mr. StraightGrain's computer (mine crashed, remember?) that I noticed I hadn't closed the last button of the coat. But I assume that her superflashy boots will get away with all the attention anyway ;-)

Happy holidays, everyone!


  1. Love this coat:) Great job ... Adorable little coat and model!!!!

  2. Dat is mooi geworden! En die staande kraag is zo te zien ook prima gelukt.

  3. Very cute coat!! and it looks is warm , very nice.

  4. I think that awesome smile should get most of the attention!:)
    What a beautiful coat! Love the extra details you added, and the styling with the boots, scarf and hat is so super stylish. Jealous of your Rotterdam market - my mom is from the Netherlands and talks about taking me back for a visit. Maybe I should find a way to go, and visit the market! Thanks for sharing - glad you're feeling better!

    1. Thanks, Lucinda! If you get back to the Netherlands, you should definitely visit the Rotterdam market! It's every Tuesday, from morning until about 4pm. And make sure you visit Antwerp too ;-p

  5. Great mods! You have such a great eye for color and styling, An. Love it!

  6. Wat een prachtig manteltje! Het staat haar fantastisch!

  7. Nice work! This one should be warm plenty (the stand up collar will help).

    It's difficult, isn't it, working with children?! I had to offer my bored-of-modelling-for-mummy daughter a fee the last time I took pics!!

    Enjoy the holidays!

  8. That coat is as cute as that little girl! :D Good knit work you did there. Share some more of your talent soon. :)