So westerly winds in May? Freezing cold ergo need winter clothes for everyone as children have grown out of theirs and well my wardrobe is pretty much non-existant, you know mums we just make do.
So anyways Farbenmix Izzy was the plan - I ditched the pockets, didn't really do anything for me and well they hold dirt and stuff and K doesn't use them.
I made the 122/128 which I thought might be a bit large when I traced, but over other clothes, it has room for this year and hopefully next. I also lost the button closure, looked wrong and I did turned cuffs rather than stretch ones in ribbing, but i might add them next year if the sleeves are a bit short.
Lined with stash knit. Remember to cut a right and wrong side of the asymetrical fronts (cause I didn't lol)
I used divine Malden Mills Velvet fleece for the outer and kept it simple, just using some sweet red riding hood embroideries - the one on the back is care of the gorgeous Sara who did some for me last year before I scored the embroidery machine and the ones of the front I did today.
It went together reasonably well with only a minor unpick as I forgot to leave seam allowance at the next edge on the lefthand side for the zip. I only had a mega long separating zipper in black (which lead to a few choice swear words when I pulled the zipper pull off, but Shane to the rescue with that)
And yes the glazed look would be a whole stick of fairy floss at the fair down the road, and the threat of no fireworks if she didn't comply with photos.
Needless to say I think we'll be using the coat when we trudge back over the hill to watch said fireworks tonight, the wind is wicked.