Monday, March 23, 2015

Lakeside (8/52)

There's a lovely lakeside spot in a town not far from here. It's on the edge of an urban and industrial area, yet oh so peaceful.

We visited recently to take some photos of my latest make. It's starting to become a tradition that I make a Winter jacket/coat for my kids, not quite annually as I normally make them generous in size, so they last a couple of cold seasons. I've tried a few patterns over the years, but this Pixie Coat by Lisa of Big Little is far and away my favourite. It's got everything going for it, long in length to keep little backs warm, a hood to protect those ears and optional pockets to carry all those treasures (this one has inside pockets).

It's recently been updated to include children's sizes up to a size 14, which means my tradition of making Winter coats can continue for a few more years yet! This is the first one I've made this year, super warm with a thrifted woollen blanket for the outside and a bright vintage floral for the lining. I stumbled across this HUGE button and thought it was the perfect way to finish off the coat. It's not quite the cold weather required for such a jacket yet, but that's just around the corner, which gives me a small window of time to make one for my son too!

For this week only the pattern has a special sale price of $8.50 no code necessary. There is another version too, Classic Pea Coat, also in sizes up to 14. The pattern is an instant download and with clear photographed steps even a beginner sewer can achieve a great result.

Stay tuned for the Ladies pattern to be released soon!


  1. Beautiful photos Louana ... that coat is VERY lovely. Almost coat weather down here but not quite, definately a nip in the mornings & evenings though.

  2. The coat - awesome! the location - just so lovely! gives me a real sense of peace and calm. Beautiful Louana xx

  3. The coat is adorable - oh how I'd love to make one for my lil Miss but do I have the patience hmmmmmm
    Gorgeous just gorgeous

  4. Thanks so much for helping me test this pattern. She looks so delightful in her new coat... Can't wait to see the one you make for your boy! Lisa x

  5. This is beautiful! Is it in Pukekohe? We used to walk our dog near here I think!


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