Saturday, 18 August 2012

A Happy Accident


Back in July, I did a little pattern testing for Toni Coward of Make it Perfect. The pattern I tested was called Serendipity. Serendipity means "a happy accident". I think those beautiful big buttons being such a good match for my fabric was a happy accident.


If you are a fan of Toni's other patterns, you won't be disappointed. It has all the features you have come to expect from Make It Perfect.


This warm winter coat is double breasted with pleat details in the front and back and a lovely Peter Pan style collar. There are little pockets in the side seams to keep those hands nice and warm and the coat is fully lined and padded with wadding to help keep your little one nice and toasty on cold, wintery days. I really like the turned up cuffs.


Toni has a neat technique for turning the coat out the right way, with only a small amount of hand stitching where it will never be seen.


The pattern size I tested was for a size two. It is a little large on Amélie, but fairly snug in the sleeves. If you like to pile lots of clothes on under the coat, you should probably make it up a size bigger.


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