Hoping For Rain: The Oliver + S School Days Coat

I had the great fortune last Saturday of taking a sewing class at Cloth and Bobbin with Leisl Gibson, the designer behind the Oliver + S patterns.  So much fun - and a fabulous pattern!  One of the more challenging I've done, made more challenging with Laminated Cotton - but how cool that I could actually sew E a raincoat - under the tutelage of the designer?!

I had actually been eyeing a different Kaffe Fassett laminate and was showing it to E online (I've learned it's sometimes better to consult her ahead of time since she is a child of definite opinions) and she pointed to this one - immediately smitten.  "But mom, it will look like the roses are growing all over me in the rain!"  I folded, still not in love with it myself.  But I tell you, with each stitch it grew on me.  And by the end, I loved it as much as she did.

It's lined with some super soft Kaffe Fassett Shot Cotton (in caramel) which almost shimmers.  Luckily I bought more yardage than I needed - she has already requested a nightgown out of it, too.

I'm already planning a wool coat for O for the fall....  (After these pajamas for both and this dress for E...) 
And there are even more new patterns coming out in the Spring...

1 comment:

  1. Wow, you finished it! Todd just sent me the link to your post. It looks great! I'm glad she's happy with it, and it was fun to get to know you on Saturday. Stay in touch, ok?