We’re doing something weird with dinner. We defrosted some pork chops and hubby is soaking them for 2 hours in a brine to make them more tender and yummy. Because of that, I had some time to finish up the sweater coat sew and show.
Here is a close up of the sleeve. I love the thumb holes. Molly put her thumbs through them and immediately started sucking her thumb, which is odd because she is not a thumb sucker at all. They were very easy to make, you just pull one of the pieces out of the serger’s way to make a hole. Funny, since every once in awhile, how many of us do that inadvertently when serging?
Now here is a close up of the button placket. I admit I was in LOVE with this turquoise sweater. It was 100% cashmere and heavenly. I tried to use it as much as possible. I also loved the placket. You can’t see, but under button #2 it has a gathering that is just adorable. I attached the placket when I attached the hood together at the same time. I attached them under the binding that goes around the entire edge of the coat. Oh! Here you can see the waistband and the ties. This way it’s a little big now and we can tie it tighter, but as she grows into it, we can loosen the ties.
Here is the back. I made a shortened pixie hood. I was afraid it would drag the floor if I made it too long. It’s really cute, especially when she has it pulled up over her head. The front I made very wide and attaches fairly low onto the front of the coat. I like how it’s open, so if she’s wearing a hat, it won’t be too tight.
This is the side view, so you can see the length of the hood. To give you an idea of the size, I’m saying 18-24 months. She wears 12-24 months size. She’s a tiny 16 month old. She is always in the 5% for height and weight.
And here is the little stinker. I bribed her with rocking in the recliner by herself if I could snap a few pictures. This was, unfortunately, the best one that gives an idea of the fit. For the bodice, I used a nice black Banana Republic sweater in 100% italian wool with puffy sleeves in a size adult medium. I felted it, and it shrunk down to probably around a size 6x. Then, I put it on her and pinned it a more fitted size for her, and probably took about 4 inches off the width of the bodice and 2 inches off the sleeves. I was able to keep the puffy sleeves, but you can’t really tell in the pictures. In real life, it’s adorable with the puffy sleeves.