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 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


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.