When I saw this Little Red Coat I thought of my own little red coat I had as a kid. Mine was made out of wool had a faux mink collar, black lining and big glossy black buttons. I LOVED that coat and every time I wore it I felt so grown up and chic like my big sisters.
If you know of a little girl who needs a beautiful coat for winter and spring celebrations join Connie Palmer, master of children’s’ clothing design and construction, as she takes you through the little red coat’s creation, step-by-step, sharing the best techniques, helpful notions, favorite tips and more from her children’s clothing toolbox.
The adorable A-line swing coat is fully lined and full of special details, giving you plenty of opportunities for adding new skills to your own sewing practice. Patterns are included with course purchase.
I think machine embroidery on the coats collar and cuffs is a must for this coat to be more perfect. There are so many design possibilities for this one-of-a-kind garment. Pink or white wool would be adorable. Of course, this coat would be delightful in light-weight denim too – for a more casual outing. Plus, you’ll also receive a free 18″ doll coat pattern too!
On-demand courses can be accessed any time and anywhere, with your computer, laptop, tablet even a smartphone. There are in-depth videos to help your learning experience and no set class time! Take this when and where you want.
- Tips for accurate and easy cutting
- Great stay stitching and under stitching techniques
- How to apply piping, including trimming and clipping for smooth, bulk-free results
- All about making and inserting linings
- Top tips about interfacings: how, where, why
- Application of facings for a flawless finish
- How to achieve a smooth hem when the hemline is curved
- How to add buttonholes, even on thick layers
- …and many hints and Connie’s best tricks for trouble-free sewing
This darling coat is sure to delight any little girl (and her mother). Now picture her holding her 18” doll in a companion version of this adorable coat having a pleated ruffle instead of an overlay and snaps instead of buttons. All buttoned up in sweetness, your little one will be admired everywhere she goes. Are you ready to get started?
Pattern includes girls’ coat in sizes 3 – 6 plus the matching 18” doll version. Suitable fabrics include wool, corduroy, velveteen, pique, and other moderate weight woven fabrics. The lining can be solid or … mini-checks to coordinate with the piping and buttons. It’s time to use your creative imagination and create the coat of your little girl’s dreams.
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