This years winter coat is a pattern that has been lurking in my stash for about 3 years. I know this exactly as I found the receipt inside the pattern sheets. It is time, I thought to get this one crossed off the list!
This is the Izzy coat by Farbenmix. It is open to some heavy embellishments in the designs examples I found but I toned it down a little and only added a couple of appliques. This colourful zebra was so cute I couldn't help myself. I wanted to put an arm patch on to brighten things up and to make it more individual. She will be wearing this at school and I often lose sight her in the early morning playground chaos. The lining is pretty colourful too so it should help me spot her!
The main fabric is a baby pink cord. It was thinner than I had hoped so I went all out with the fleece lining. I had a small amount of quilt batting which was too thick to use but peeled apart into two layers quite easily. This has made the coat very warm and snuggly so it was a good (and money friendly!) way of insulating the coat. It was a pain to sew in though, I would much rather use fusible fleece if I was to make it again.
I sized up so it will fit right up to the end of the cold season. This is a size 6/7 and it is a really good fit. I was worried the extra padding would restrict movement but it doesn't at all. It looks so comfy. The sleeve cuffs are edged with jersey interlock fabric to make sure that naughty cold breeze doesn't find its way up her arm.
The lining is my precious Heaven and Helsinki. Saved for a special project and I couldn't be happier about having used it.
Since taking these photos I added a little butterfly to the breast pocket flap and it now breaks up the pink a bit more. It is super girly and she loves it. I am always happy to tick another pattern off the list!