Reversible Coats

The Christmas card photo. It’s enough to strike fear in the heart of every suburban mom. So, of course, I have to make my kids matching clothes so they will look properly coordinated for the annual Christmas card photo competition. Thankfully, my kids like nothing better than dressing alike. I wonder how many more years that will last?

The pattern for this coat came from the latest Ottobre. The recommend that you use a reversible fleece, but I made it a bit more challenging for myself and used 2 home dec fabrics. The pink is, I believe, a cotton-rayon blend. The purple is a very plush purple velvet. I bought both fabrics in London and have been waiting for the right pattern to come along.

It was actually fairly complicated to make the coat reversible. I put together the body of the coat first, then attached the 2 sides together, then put the sleeves on. Perhaps there’s an easier way. I did the whole thing by machine, because machine stitching is more durable and I actually want these coats to get worn.


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  1. By Fall Coats for my Girls « Adventures in Couture on November 7, 2011 at 10:16 am

    […] pattern came from Winter 6/2009 Ottobre. I made it for my kids once before, and they are still wearing those coats, so I figured it’s an OK […]

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