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Monday, November 8, 2010

Toddler's Fleece Dress Coat: Simplicity 2526

I recently finished up a fleece dress coat for Clark.  I don't think that I  could be happier about the results.  I found the pattern on sale, and the fleece was a remnant that I got for 75% off.  The biggest expense was the buttons (which explains the comment from this post).

I feared a bit that the fleece would make the coat look cheap and flimsy, but the dark charcoal gray could almost pass for wool.  Clark loves wearing his jacket, and ended up wearing it all through church yesterday.  He had no desire to take it off.




I wanted to add a bit more detail to the pockets.  I added a couple of buttons to the flaps, and did some detail stitching.  I really love the results.


The pattern was user friendly, and the sizing was pretty true.  I ended up making him a size 2, which is what he measured, and it fits just as I'd like.

I was able to finish the jacket in just one afternoon. If you are interested in the pattern, it is Simplicity 2526. There are three additional jacket patterns, two hats, and a pants pattern included in the pack.  I made the boys hat as well, but was unable to take any good photos.  My only complaint would be that I couldn't find any measurement references for the hat sizing.  I ended up making the largest hat size (because of Clark's huge head), but it ended up being quite large.

I'm linking up here today.


19 comments:

Kristi said...

This turned out great. I love the idea of using fleece.

Jess said...

wow super adorable and snazzy! looks just like wool!

Lu said...

SO cute! It does look just like wool. I'm heading to the pattern sale at JoAnn's tomorrow and now I'm hoping that this one is in-stock. :)

Michele Pacey said...

Wow he looks so handsome and grown up in his WOOL jacket. what a cute coat for a cute little man!

Seamingly Smitten said...

This is AMAZING!!! You are so talented! I've never sewed with fleece, but if this is the result I might give it a whirl. Please add this to my linky party!
www.seaminglysmitten.blogspot.com
Jenny

Leigh said...

That is adorable!!! I agree, if you hadn't said it was fleece I would never have guessed. Simplicity is on 5 for $5 at Joann this week, so I've added this to my list!

Amy said...

Turned out great! Love it!

SewSara said...

oh cute! i just saw someone buying that pattern yesterday @ joanns (i work there) ... maybe she read your blog! :)

Lisa said...

Gorgeous!

Chris said...

Well done! I love how the coat turned out...and especially how much your boy loved it too.

Mindy said...

That is so beautiful! I just adore this coat. Cute little guy, too. ;-)

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kate said...

this is so cute! it does look like wool too, what a good idea!

Josh and Amanda said...

I love the coat! You did a nice job, and that is great that Clark likes to wear it!

Mandy said...

This is an adorable boy's jacket. You did a great job! I have been trying to think of some clothes to make for my son, thanks for linking up your post, I'm inspired!

Seamingly Smitten said...

Just posted about this on my blog as a favorite from last week. Link up a new project if you get a chance!
www.seaminglysmitten.blogspot.com
Jenny

Bella said...

That turned out simply adorable, and CLark is just the cutes little sweetheart in that picture. Man he could be a baby model, and mommy could be the super designer.

How long have you been sewing, this is incredible. You make me REALLY want to just give it a try, you make it seem so simple. :) My sewing machine is a good 20 years old, lol, and the only thing I know to do with it is a straight stitch. Do you have a fancy sewing machine, serger. ???

THANK YOU so much for supporting my party **Amaze me AUgust** and being a regular participant. Your projects are simply a delight to look at.

I'm sure you noticed, but just in case, you have any Christmas projects, make sure to link those up to **6 weeks 2 JINGLE**

Thanks again Tricia. You did another amazing sewing project, and your little man is TOOO adorable. :)

Bella !!

AllieMakes! said...

WOW! Excellent job! Love it!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
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Bella said...

Hey Tricia, just wanted to let you know I FEATURED this today. Couldn't help it, this was so adorable, and your little man with his big blue eyes, just made it ten times better. He buttered me up, lol.

Thanks for being such a great supporter of my blog, and my weekly party, I love seeing your projects every week at **Amaze me August**, and look forward to everything you do. Thanks again!!
Bella :)

truckermomma said...

I just came across this post today. I hope you don't mind I am including a post of this same coat I made from the same pattern. I did mine a little more simple than you. Hope you like it.
http://kissingbunniescrafts.blogspot.com/2010/10/new-coat-for-logan.html
thanks for looking
Michelle