So how many of you didn't wait for me and just finished your coats yesterday? Post them to our sew-a-long Flickr Group and the DMK Flickr Group! Would LOVE to see them. There are a couple of really cute coats there already, you should check them out!
We need to topstitch.
I like to start at the back. Remember the opening at the back that we still haven't closed? This is why I wanted you to press the seam allowance in. As you topstitch completely around your coat, the topstitching is going to close that opening so that you don't have to sew it by hand. I think this makes the opening pretty much invisible and if you aren't great at hand sewing this is a wonderful solution!
To figure out your button placement I just lay my bottons on my coat and play around with them until I'm happy with where they are. I make a little mark and that is where I do my buttonholes. Try to make sure that you are lining up your topstitching (the topsitching on your toke on one side should match up with the topstitching on the other side).
After you've done your buttonholes, sew on your buttons on the other fronts ide of your coat.
You're done! :)
Do you love your coat?
If anyone is interested, this one is for sale. It is a size 3, but I think would best fit a 2yr old. It is fairly slim in the top of the arms (would not suit wearing anything heavy under). Also fairly narrow through the upper back. Fits the little guy perfectly and he is 2 1/2 (he is small) but only with a long sleeve T underneath.
Sleeve- 13.75 inches
Collar to hem- 18 inches
Chest (as measured under the armpits)- approx 26
Upper back- approx 9.5 inches
This is the inside..
The outer is blue denim, the inside is Riley Blake Summer Song.
That is reflected in the price.
$35 shipping included within Canada or to the US. Please check measurements as due to high shipping from Canada I would rather it not be returned if there is a fit problem.
Email me through my blog if you're interested!
Did you have fun with this sew-a-long? Such a great coat! Don't forget to upload your photos!