My second coat of the week, this one took no time at all the pattern was so simple. It is the Uptown Girl Jacket from Make It Perfect.
This is the first time I have used a MIP pattern and I am so impressed with both the pattern and the end result. I have made the size 2T with no modifications.
The jacket is fully reversible. Having made it with a wool type fabric (melton, which feels like boiled wool) on one side and a cotton poplin on the other, it would seem odd to reverse it. So the thinking behind this one is that it is just lined. I haven't added the button to the inside with this in mind.
I don't dress the girls in matching clothes really but I could see the common sense behind ordering a little bit more length on the fabrics I chose to make the eldest a School Days coat.
So they match, but not quite!
This pattern really appeals to me as it is a quick sew. The temptation to make another one up is quite strong but since they don't need another coat I will have to wait until the Spring! I only have the pattern size that goes up to an age 5 and am awaiting a stock shortage to be filled so I can get the larger size. I think it will be a great Spring/Summer school coat.