‘Hoorah!’ she exclaimed as she snipped the thread from the last remaining press stud.
‘Booooo!’ she growled when she discovered that half of it was in the wrong place.
Can I just say, that my sherry was so deserved after sewing on 7 press studs and 7 furry fake buttons last night. Threading a needle by Christmas tree light 21 times is no mean feat in itself you know!
Thank heavens for one of these . . .
. . . or it would never have happened!
I really and truly thought that this would be a quick little project to put together before Christmas but I can’t even tell you how long it took in total.
Firstly I had to grade up the pattern. And with many thanks to Mrs C and her wonderfully helpful comment, I managed pretty well. Though I may have made the back section a little too large. But on the plus side theres plenty of room for a Christmas jumper or two underneath!
The pattern is from Burda Style magazine, 11/2010. And I just knew I had to make it, even if Little Miss Ooobop! didn’t want one! Transpires she did and she loves it! It is in all essence a simple one and putting the main pieces together would be very quick given a correct sized pattern but I really did underestimate the time to hand finish the lining and sew on those’ darling little snappers’!
Fur fabric is so much easier than I thought to work with. My scissors glided through like skates on ice and of course the real beauty of it is that it doesn’t fray, so no neatening of seams necessary.
The fabric was a great find from Ditto Fabrics in Brighton. The ladies in there are so lovely and helped me to pick out the fabulous lining which is shot blue/pink/purple.
I love how a lining heavys-up a garment and makes it hang all properly!
Ooo, what’s next, I wonder?
14 thoughts on “Snow leopard coat”
Perhaps you need to try and adult version next. Size 10-12 …… It looks gorgeous, as does the model. You are a very clever girl.doyou ever sleep? X
lol…. Thanks Kellie! I’m seriously thinking about it! Quite jealous of it in fact!!! And no… don’t sleep much! x
An adult version…oh yes! One lucky girl in leopard….
He he…. I feel the pressure mounting! I feel quite honoured that she likes it so much. She is a tough one to please!
This is absolutely darling. I loved that pattern when I saw it, almost wished it would fit me!
Thank you Sigrid. I will admit to trying to squeeze it on!
Love it!!! And an adult version would be really fun! Great job and good on you for perservering with those last little details (I so hate sewing snaps on!!!)
This is brilliant, I seriously want one now! You’ve done a great job and your little girl looks gorgeous in it!
Wow, this is great – so smart. No wonder she loves it! The lining was a fab choice to complement the faux fur. And yes, I want one too 🙂
Very pretty, love the lining. Love Ditto too!
I have a very similar coat and I’m 30 :). Job well done. It looks very rock-and-roll.
Thank you LRT. She certainly looks the part when its teamed with purple leopard print scarf and matching wellies!
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You did a lovely job and I like the purple lining too. I had a vintage leopard coat as a teen and wore it until it was Threadbare ,I loved it so much. The good thing is it will fit your daughter most likely for a good while.