As much as I have an almost paralyzing fear of sewing clothes for myself, I keep trying. And what could be easier to fit than a loose-fitting coat that only comes in 1 size?
This breezy summer coat is perfect for when I dress for summer, then end up shivering in an air conditioned room. This happens to me all the time. When its 100° outside, I tend to wear tank tops (that’s normal, right?), then find myself sitting in the cold sanctuary at church or in the meat section of the grocery store wishing I had a light coat or sweater. This happens to my kids, too. They walk around the grocery store with their arms inside their shirts. And I ask myself, “Why aren’t other kids walking around like this? Are my kids abnormally cold like their mother or am I just way too lenient in letting them walk around like this?”
Pattern is from Cotton Friend Spring 2011.
One change I made to the pattern was adding this little band in the back to gather the excess fabric and give it some shape. I used scraps to cover the band with flowers – a nice little feminine touch, yes? Not overly cutesy, no?
I’m liking how it turned out, although I’m not liking how my tall husband apparently sees me – as demonstrated by the pictures he took from way up in the sky where his head is. It makes me look short – or more accurately ‘shorter’. I think I need to start teaching the kids how to use my camera.