I'm about to send the finished TWEEN SEASONS COAT pattern to the printers.
The grading, labelling and sampling of all the sizes took a lot longer than I imagined it would... I graded it to US sizing (8, 10, 12, 14) first and then realised that Australian kids sizing has a size 9 between 8 and 10 (with exactly the same grading increment as sizes10-12). Changing that (and all the little size numbers) added a couple of extra days.
Then I had to organise models who actually fitted into the larger coats.... My poppet looked awfully sweet, but a little bit swamped in anything above the size 8.
I borrowed some older, taller children. That took a bit of organising, too, but well worth the wait until the weekend. The kids were great and they fitted into the larger coats (and really liked them, too).
It feels wrong to blur out beautiful faces like this, but I feel strongly about not posting images of mine or other people's children here,where anyone can have access to them.
Just look at the coat and imagine the beautiful face of a child you love.
This is the back view of the hooded version.
She finds it's the perfect Spring coat - ready to pop on when the breeze is a bit too chilly... and pretty damn perfect for indoor sewing on a warm Spring day, when everyone else is in T-shirts....apparently.
Mr Random Number Generator drew a winner for my giveaway. Amanda - we'll be sending you a pattern as soon as they're back from the printers!
Thank you to everyone who left a comment on the giveaway post. I'm so sorry I haven't had time to respond to any of them, even in the smallest way. I hope you all got my little telepathic messages....?