kcwc fall 2011: day seven!

October 16th, 2011


wool coat with pockets

Whew! You made it! The last day of kcwc fall 2011. I hope it went well for you this year. All the clothes I’ve showed you so far I made two weeks ago, but this coat? I’ve been working on this beauty all week. An hour here and there at the sewing machine and finally the baby gets something to wear.

wool coat hanging up

Here are all the details:

  • pattern: same as the coat I made for his older brother (that one was still too big)
  • elbow patches: from Kristin’s tutorial. At first I top stitched a diamond pattern on them, but an oval shape + diamonds = ham. He looked like he had big hams on his elbows!


wool coat with elbow patches

  • fabric: brown tweedy wool (same as these pants) found at a thrift store
  • lining fabric: felted cashmere sweater


wool coat with green top stitching

  • buttons: wooden buttons from Joann’s plus one green one I’ve been saving forever.
  • pockets: patch pockets lined with green and ironed to make faux piping like these pants again.


Here are some more pictures just because:

wool coat with green button


wool coat with shoes to match

wool coat with cashmere lining

Did you have a good time during kcwc? Did you get a lot done? I love this pile of handmade clothes! Makes me want to do laundry (a little). I will be back tomorrow with a big round up of all the amazing things from the flickr pool. Here are the ones from today:

kcwc collage day 7

  1. wraparound jacket
  2. ottobre majava pants
  3. ruitjes
  4. unicorn dress



15 Responses to kcwc fall 2011: day seven!

  1. Kimberly says:

    I love the electric green button! So cute and awesome that the whole coat is from re-purposed clothes. Amazing job and thanks so much for hosting!

  2. rachael says:

    fabulous coat! i’m also a big fan of the green button. what a great week this has been… thanks so much for inspiring and keeping us all on track ;)

  3. Wendy says:

    Great thrifted fabric and cute coat! I love his green shoes, too!

  4. Darling coat! I made so many like that when my guys were little and the bright green topstitching is adorable.

  5. jen says:

    love, love, love this coat! thanks for an amazingly inspiring week…and a great warm up week with all those tutorials…you rock.

  6. You are so talented! The green is the perfect pop!

  7. Beth says:

    I think that little green button is one of my fav details! I had a lot of fun this week, loved the challenge and all the inspiration. Didn’t get as much done as I hoped, but gathered ideas to keep sewing!

  8. kristin says:

    yay, you used my tutorial!! thanks again for having me, meg – it was a really really fun week.

  9. Celina says:

    I’m so thrilled I participated once again… I love this challenge! Thank you so much for initiating this and being such an inspiration :)

  10. love the coat so much! after seeing several boy coats pop up in the kcwc, that is now definitely my next to-do. now to break down and spend $ on a pattern–I am such a miser.

  11. lindsay says:

    Love the touches of green on this coat- makes it too perfect!

  12. Svenna says:

    That was definitely worth saving the green button for!
    And thanks again for letting my majava pants pop up here.. :)

  13. Omgsh this is so adorable!!

  14. Holly Keller says:

    Maybe if you made the elbow patches in green you could have added an egg applique somewhere and it all would have made sense then…keep that in mind for next time, eh? Seriously, that coat is amazing and cashmere lining? What I would not give…

  15. merrilee says:

    that coat is great. super job!