Monday, February 10, 2014

KCW 01/14 - For the want of a nail...

Or in this particular case, snaps.

I am quite cross with myself. I did exactly what I aimed to do for KCW this time. I prepped ahead, and focused on completing only one project - a much needed raincoat for Issy.

KCW 01/14 Oliver and S Schooldays Raincoat
Apologies for the shadow on her face and the photo-bombing dog...

BUT!  It's not really finished because I forgot to go to bloody Spotlight for snaps to sew on; hence her question when I got her to model it this morning: "Um Mummy, why didn't you put buttons on this coat?".

And yes, she is modelling this over her nightie, because I am the laziest mother ever :)

KCW 01/14 Oliver and S Schooldays Raincoat

Aaaaanyway, annoyance at my failure to actually finish this aside...I think it came out pretty nicely. I lined it (thanks to Sally at Virtu for pointing out that I quite obviously needed to!) in a soft greyish pink which went well.

KCW 01/14 Oliver and S Schooldays Raincoat
Yes, the dog is now having a wee. So very, very sorry...

I didn't make button tabs or toggles, instead opting for the simple invisible snaps inside the placket (you know, when I get around to it...).  Otherwise it's just the (great) pattern which I have already made once before. I love that this is totally unisex - having a boy and a girl makes this a great investment! I can't imagine how much this would cost to buy, but I think the whole thing was about $30 in the end.  Highly satisfying :)

KCW 01/14 Oliver and S Schooldays Raincoat

2 comments:

  1. I hope you gave yourself a right good telling off!!! LOL. Little Miss looks gorgeous as always and the raincoat is wonderful. Better than any shop bought hobby:) Now you just need it to rain!

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