I orginally wrote and published this post a few weeks ago but then I was worried that some little birdy might see it and spoil the surprise of the gift so I took it down. Now I am finally getting around to re-posting!
A few weeks ago Liam and I went to visit one of my dearest friends and her family in Grand Cayman. They were renting a house for a month and we had a great time visiting, swimming, and sunning. She has a 9 month old baby, the cutie cute guy you see above. I got it in my head that I wanted to sew him a little wool peacoat for when they get back from vacation.
The pattern is from Owly Baby and it was a downloadable pattern. Everything to make it was from my fabric stash. The outer fabric is some scraps of a really nice navy blue wool that I have been holding on to for years. The lining is polka dot quilting cotton. I decided to make too teeny tiny bound buttonholes and then the outer two buttons are non functional.
The bound buttonholes came out awesome, way better and easier than on my Anise jacket.
I was worried it might be too small, I made the 12 month size and it was pretty much a perfect fit. I should probably get started on making an 18 month size because I suspect it will be too small before too long.
I spent probably 4 hours on it all together, a quick and easy gift.