kcwc: coats and sweaters inspiration and tutorials
September 14th, 2010
Wow, tutorials for coats are hard to find--understandably so--but honestly after making a few I can say that really they are not as hard as you think they are. I think a wool kimono top--ooo, like this--lined in something soft would be a beautiful fall jacket and simple to make (here is a kimono pattern for 6m0-8yrs). On the other hand, inspiring images of handmade coats are everywhere! Oliver + S has a beautiful pattern for a toggle coat with a removable lining called the school days jacket + coat. And really you can't go wrong with Liesl's patterns; they are timeless, but somehow modern too and cute as all get out.
amazing handmade coats, capes and sweaters
awesome tutorials for coats, capes, vests, sweaters and a skirt
storybook cape and muff, reversible vest, flutter cape, jacket placket, reporposed sweater tutorial, the smartigan, draft your own coat, lengthen coat sleeves, reversible patchwork scribble skirt tutorial
I know the last one isn't really a coat (well it's kind of a coat for your bottom half), but I somehow forgot it yesterday and was kicking myself for it because it's the perfect fall skirt for us to make and for kids to wear: patchwork (I'm looking at you scrap basket about to take over the world), quilted, wrap around and reversible. Doesn't get any better than that. So go over to Nan's house and tell her just how much you love it.