The snow has already melted (again) here and I was able to put together a patchwork spring coat for Natalie. I admit that I'm so in love with this coat.
Especially because I added a lot of my favorite scraps of fabric to the patchwork strips.
I used Make it Perfect'sUptown Girl pattern in a size 5 (here's a bunch of links to where you can buy Toni's patterns). I think it fits really great and I'm so happy with the length. I just can't stand it when coats are too short. Plus the sleeves are perfect because you can cuff them over if you need to.
The other thing I'm really proud I remembered to add was a little coat hangy tag (yes, that's a technical term). I love it when coats have them! This coat would completely reversible, but since I figured we wouldn't be reversing it to the aqua blue side ever, it was worth adding the hanging tag (just a simple piece of ribbon sewn into the neck seam.
Oh, and I almost forgot, it was my first time making side seam pockets. I knew Natalie would appreciate a couple pockets, so I forged ahead and added pockets to the side seams even though the pattern doesn't call for it. Man it was fun, and I think I'll add them to just about everything else I'll ever make - well, almost everything.