Sunday, December 29, 2013

Ottobre 1/2010 #14 - Burgundy Wool Coat

I'm not one to mess with a good thing. Ottobre 1/2010 #14 has worked well for me to give to new nieces (See here. And here. And don't forget here). The nieces just keep coming and I'm happy to come up with some new looks from this pattern. Truth be told, I'm rather behind. The niece receiving this coat is almost 18 months old already.

I did trace off the pattern again, a couple sizes larger than the other versions. Said niece is above average in many ways for an 18 month old, most notably in size. The fabric is a dark red wool that I picked up at a thrift store awhile ago. It is beautiful fabric, but the piece wasn't large. It isn't a coat-weight wool, so I lined it with a quilted lining.

I really like how it makes the inside of the coat look, but it was not fun to sew with. The fabric is quilted to a very light batting and then a layer of foam.

That foam is super grabby and would not go through the machine. To make it work, I had to put a strip of tissue paper over the foam layer - both under the presser foot and over the feed dogs. In the end it worked out, but it took much longer. I do think it will make it comfortably warm.

I love the patent leather piping around the collar and waistline. I would like a coat for myself with the burgundy/patent leather combo - so classy! The black buttons are from Fabricland. I like the rounded square shape. They're plastic, but apparently quite shiny. I can see my reflection with the camera in the photo!


  1. That is one gorgeous coat and what a lucky niece. Great job!

  2. Oh my gosh. This is stunning. So much detail. WOW! Beautiful job!

  3. Aw such a sweet coat. Love all the details.
    Before Christmas I made 2 little girls Macphee parkas, sizes 2and 4. it was so much fun and Such little jackets. :)