Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Coat Fit For a Princess....

The month of December was filled with so many wonderful events.  One special event was my niece's baby shower. 
 She was having a baby girl and I could hardly wait to make something special and very GIRLY!
I headed over to JoAnn Fabrics.

Look what I found.... And it's Leopard!

I found a polar fleece fabric in a Berry color with matching lining that had a flannel backing.
  That will keep the "Little Sweetie" warm. 
 The best part is the leopard fur.

Here's the pattern I selected. 
You can see more information about the pattern HERE.

 Being that I had two boys I never got the chance
 to make any sweet clothes for a girl.

 I could hardly wait to start sewing it.

Ready to see the finished coat?

 I just loved the way it came out
and could hardly wait until the shower to give it to her.

The pattern had pink rosettes but I thought the cream rosettes would look nice with the red. It made it look much more like a holiday coat for the Christmas season. 

The pattern called for snaps to close the coat. 
 I just didn't want to put silver snaps on the coat. 
 I wanted it to have a "couture look". 
 Don't you just love the Internet? 
I googled "How to cover snaps with fabric"

 BINGO  I found lots of info.

 I used THESE directions.
  It worked great and it was pretty easy to do. 
I just had to take my time.

I think this gives it a finished looked
 and makes it look like a custom coat.

This was a fun project and my niece loved the coat. 
 Little Baby Isabella Maria was born Christmas Day.
  What a wonderful Christmas Gift. 
I can't wait till next Christmas when she wears her new leopard coat. I also make her a "Baby's First Year" Book. 
The book was definitely girly and had lots of glitter. 
Can't wait to share that  project with you in my next post.
I'll be linking up to....


Loui♥ said...

how adorable!!
the little coat and hat is truly a work of love and befitting a princess!
so beautiful!
love it.. I know little Isabella will have a closet of 'cotoure' clothes from her adoring Auntie!
Warmest hugs..

WobiSobi said...

Oh My Word! So cute I want one for me!!! Beautiful job.

Sueann said...

That coat is absolutely gorgeous!! Oh my!!!!!!! I just love it! So well made. It is couture!! Can't wait to see it on her.
I know, I have to wait a year...!! Ha!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That coat is adorable, Sherry! You did a fantastic job! I always envy those that can sew so well. Even when I follow a pattern I always wind up messing it up, so any clothing I used to do was very {very} simple stuff. I recently won a pattern from Lou Lynn's blog {and bought another and some fabric} to try again and make a few things for my new granddaughter. My daughter will do it with me ~ she has more of a talent for sewing clothes!

Traci said...

It's absolutely ADORABLE!!!! What a wonderful gift. The coat & the baby!!

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Andrea said...

Wow!! You never cease to AMAZE me!!! L.O.V.E. the red and leopard together!! It's so beautiful!!

Sewing is one talent that I wish I possessed! I'm green with envy over people that can sew!!!


DIY Crush Blog said...

Love this coat!! Come and link it up on my LET'S SEW linky every Wednesday!

GwendolynKay said...

Oh my! What a beautiful and charming coat and hat for your little Isabella. She will be very chic indeed when she wears it.

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

I'm swooning over your talent!

I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

Amaze Me Monday Blog Party

Miss Char said...

What little girl wouldn't look perfect in this little coat. I love your choice of color and pattern.

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh! This is sooo awesomely adorable! I love it.. hope you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

WOW!! What a fantastically cute outfit!!
What a great job!!


Anne Maskell said...

You did a fabulous job on this coat and hat! Your niece will look adorable in them!

CreationsForEleanor said...

I bought this pattern last year for my daughter and have been looking for a good fleece. You have totally inspired me, I just love it. Now I know what I might be doing this weekend! Thanks so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

oh i love it, it looks better than the pattern!

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