I just finished sewing up yet another Heidi and Finn pattern- the adorable Chic Cocktail Swing Coat. I had added this pattern to my Pinterest “Sewing for Kids” board more than 2 years ago, before Eliza was born and have been dying to make it ever since…
I made my version with a cotton outer and a fleece lining. I chose to do a collar instead of a hood mainly because I didn’t have quite enough of the fleece to squeeze out the hood- in fact, I had to make the sleeves a teeny bit narrower in order to fit the patterns on the fabric I had (I pulled from my stash so was trying to work with what I had).
Eliza was in my sewing room as I was putting this together and once she figured out that it was a coat for her she wouldn’t stop talking about it until it was finished and she was wearing it. “Coat! Coat! Me, Coat!” she kept yelling. Fortunately she loves to wear it and has had many compliments on it when we’re out and about.
As usual, I’d highly recommend this Heidi and Finn pattern! It went together so easily and is true to size. Eliza is currently 19 months and almost 25 lbs- I sewed up the 18 month size. The coat is meant to fit a little loose and I’m thrilled that she should be able to wear it into the fall.