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

1. QTPI Hoodie, 2. Swallow Cape, 3. New Fleece Vest, 4. duffle coat, 5. Sweet Pea, 6. Olive Shirt Coat, 7. Vintage Simplicity 5536 pattern, 8. hoodies, 9. St. Chickn

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.

5 Responses to kcwc: coats and sweaters inspiration and tutorials

  1. Kelly says:

    Ok! Thats it. Now I have got to make some coats. BTW I truly admire that cord. one you made. I really should finish some other projects first…but it is getting cooler. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Sascha says:

    I have been working on a capelet pattern for quite a while and seeing this version makes me want to get going on it again!

  3. Sabra says:

    I just finished a couple of jackets. I almost wish I had waited until “The Week” for them. But they were for birthdays, so whatcha going do?!

  4. Chris says:

    I’m tickled pink you included my repurposed sweater tutorial, Meg. Thank you. We’re moving this weekend, and sewing next week is not going to be an option…but I did get two fall dresses pulled together for my girls before I packet up my beloved sewing machine. I need to make a new coat for my toddler when things settle down a bit.