Sunday, October 31, 2010

Some sewing for Kate

It hasn't been all muslins around here- i squeezed in two pieces for my oldest niece recently.

A few months ago, Stella McCartney made an adorable little band jacket for a Gap Kids collection. Sooo cute! The October BWOF had a sweet little girl jacket with similar styling. I'd recently tried felting some wool jersey at home and had been wondering what to make with it, so I put two and two together and came up with this jacket. The trimming is still quite the WIP at the moment, but here we are so far:

in-progress coat

So far it has satin piping in the front princess seam & chenille trim for "braid" across the front. I'm planning gold buttons where the trim meets the princess line, and gold buttons with loops as a closure. Then possibly more chenille trim on the sleeves & collar to copy the original.

In addition to the little jacket, I made up her Oliver + S school photo dress last weekend... this is in a silk/wool twill from the Vera Wang Lavender collection that was on fabric.com last year. This is the "trial run" for Kate's flower girl dress, to see how it fits on her. A size 7 is kind of loose, but the length is right for her. She loved the little pocket in the dress!

Oliver + S school photo dress

Oliver + S school photo dress

3 comments:

Faye Lewis said...

Both are tooo cute.

Gail said...

You have a little fashionista in the making. Love the jacket, but thought the trim in the original was a little OTT.

sewabeginner said...

I agree with Gail. She's a total fashionista. I hope you're going to teach her to sew! The jacket and her dress are adorable.