Sunday, March 27, 2011
Finishing Touches-Simplicity 3897
Easter is rarely warm enough here for just a short sleeve dress. I made Penny this little pink linen coat using Simplicity 3897. I made view G but added the ribbon trim as seen in view F.
The linen is actually stretch linen. I was looking for pink linen at JoAnns for a number of weeks in a row and the only pink was labeled "stretch." I honestly didn't know that there was such a thing as stretch linen. I was hesitant to buy it but I knew I wanted to buy the material with one of my 40% off coupons so I finally did. It worked out just fine. If anything, it might make it a little more comfortable for her and it didn't change the look.
I let Penny pick out the buttons. She very clearly said "heart." I did limit her choices to just two different sets of buttons that matched. I was sort of leaning toward the butterflies but in the end, I think her choice was just right and the dots reminded me of some ribbon that I had at home. I ended up using it to trim the coat and it pulls in the blues and greens from her Easter dress.
Penny's coat is a size 2 with size 6 month sleeves. I guess she is going to take after her Mommy. Sleeves are always too long on me!