1953 coat for cora

>> Monday, June 28, 2010

I found this pattern at a local estate sale. I am in love with the fact that the pants have a cuff. This is basically the 1953 version of a snow suit.

Since snow is not common here, I decided to use a vinyl coated fabric and make Cora a rain coat. This is one of the most challenging pieces I have ever made. First, working with vinyl is tricky. It doesn't like to go through your machine with ease since it is slick. Second, there are a million pieces to a coat.

All of that aside, I am really happy with the way it turned out. And it will be just the right size for Cora when fall rolls around. Or when summer decides to dump two weeks of rain on us just for kicks!

Front (the tiara rarely comes off her head)

Some twirling pictures

I love that Cora has the ever popular toddler scab under her nose. At least we know she plays hard!!


Carina June 28, 2010 at 3:52 PM  

Wow Gretchen! What an adorable coat! Love your blog as well.

Adrianna July 7, 2010 at 2:38 PM  

Cute coat! And adorable model as well!

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