Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Simplicity 1562---An Owl Housecoat for the "Wee-One"

I'm happy I was able to hurry up and finish this Fearless February "coat" for my daughter, aka "the Wee-One" before I headed out to the Atlanta Quilting and Sewing Expo. I hope I get to see many of you there. Mr. Jim and I will be at booth #226 if you want to stop by. If you recall, for the Fearless February challenge (which was extended through March) I'd planned to make a coat for my daughter. Well between the crazy weather we're having (today is 76F) and crazy growth spurts I didn't think it wise to make a coat she wouldn't likely wear for long. So as a nice compromise I made her a Housecoat. She ABSOLUTELY LOVES it!!! Hey, I love a good housecoat too. Sometimes I practically live in mine. I've had some great ideas and epiphanies while at home in my housecoat. It's one of the signs of the comforts of home because I wouldn't be caught dead anywhere else in one--well only outside to get the mail but that's my limit LOL!

 This pattern doesn't really need a review. The pattern is super easy and pretty straight forward. I used a cotton flannel I'd had in my stash forever. I think I have enough to make some fleece pants for next Winter. I omitted the interfacing step. I was going to use a sew in but figure she didn't need that much stability in the collar. I also lengthened the coat and sleeve lengths a bit since she's tall with long limbs. It turned out really cute. The only thing I'd change next time is the pocket placement. They're set pretty high. I'm not bothering with lowering them. I'm nervous she won't be wearing this for long either. She's growing so fast. Here's the pics......

(Here she is testing out the housecoat outside)

 (grabbing the mail)

 (Reviewing the mail---as if she knows what it all is. I wish she'd take and handle the bills LOL)

 (Fleece upclose---Blue owls with the word's "Whoooooo's Sleepy?" on it)

(Here's she is pretending to be me wearing a head scarf with mug in hand. This child is a hoot (pun intended).

Ok, on to my Hubby's jacket. I'll see if I can get it cut out before I leave......


  1. Oh she is a doll. I love the house coat too.

  2. She is so precious! What fun it must be to sew for her :)

  3. OMG - she is SO adorable. And not so little anymore!

  4. Awwwww! Love the mug and scarf pic! :)

  5. Adorable! So is the housecoat! Are you going to make her a cool cotton one for summer???

  6. She is so adorable! Obviously is is adoring her new house coat!! Great job!


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