I sewed this coat for Sadie from McCalls M5743. She had more design input for this one than the one I made her two years ago. I made that one big so she wore it two seasons. This one is made with sweatshirt jersey, mostly cotton, and it's unlined except for the hood. It has a formal look, but is super cozy, which was requested. The cuffs and hood lining are printed polar fleece, so there is no itch. It's been so warm here that she hasn't been able to wear it yet. She's modeling this in 80 degree weather because she is a trooper.
This sewed up really fast and was very fun to make. Delia's is almost done and it's completely different. There is some real texture going on with that one. And fake fur. It should be an interesting challenge. Lydia has been unclear about a new coat, she might want Delia's old one. It's hard to pin her down, that 6-year old, she has been obsessed with her new jean jacket lately, so that might be all she wears for a bit.
I know I have written this before, but I love, love, love sewing my girls' coats and nightgowns/robes/pjs. Because they wear a coat and pjs everyday, I get to see those so much more than other types of clothes I sew for them and it's so satisfying.