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Monday, November 26, 2012

Oliver & Olivia Nautical Peacoat

Today I'm participating in the Peek A Boo Pattern Tour for the second time. I participated last summer when I made the red white & turqouise Santa Monica bikini for Gigi. I loved how it turned out!
I really enjoy working with Amy's designs from Peek A Boo Patterns. The fit is good and most importantly Amy's directions are excellent.

 I've made coats before, but this was by far the simplest and fastest coat I have ever sewn up. I followed Amy's directions and this coat took me four hours to make including my cutting time. I have had a lot of problems with collars and linings in the past and this time I just seemed to get it without having to consult a plethora of my sewing books for further advice.

I used some ticking fabric but was a little short so I added the grey sleeves and the grey collar. The lining is cotton flannel and the buttons were bought on Etsy. I think they are Japanese.

This little jacket was made entirely by machine. I was sort of in a hurry since I just started it yesterday and only had a few hours to make and finish it because I had to get things ready for my sons birthday dinner. I can't believe he is 19....!

If I had had more time I would have done a few things by hand like the sleeve hem.
Visit some of the other bogs on the tour!
Here is the schedule:

Now, would you like to win the WHOLE PATTERN LIBRARY of Peek A Boo patterns? 

I would. But I can't, since I am hosting the giveaway......but I would love for one of you readers to win!

Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway form below to enter!
Also, you can get 25% off Peek A Boo Patterns if you use the code hohoho should you decide you want to order some patterns in the shop.
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  1. Love, love those buttons! What a cute jacket!

  2. It is adorable!!! I like the contrasting thread on the sleeve hem! It's sweet! And the buttons are adorable!

  3. Cute jacket! But... the giveaway form thingie isn't working...

  4. Turned out darling! You are the 1st person I've ever seen do the sleeves in contrast fabric and they turned out absolutely adorable :)

  5. Cute little jacket, Justine! Love those large buttons.

  6. Cute jacket! :) PS I can't get the rafflecopter thingy to load.

  7. I just love how you did the buttons!! Great work Justine.

  8. Your competition widget isn't working Susan

    1. It seems to be working OK to me. I think if you reload the page you will have some luck.

  9. I'd love to win- their patterns are so adorable, and they have a great variety for boys, which isn't easy to find.

  10. The buttons are my fav! Great job!

  11. LOVE the sleeves, ticking, and the buttons. Such great details.

  12. I love it!!! I'd like to participate to the giveaway but the Rafflecopter form link doesn't work, even if I refresh my page.
    Have a nice week end ;)

  13. Sooo cute!! Friend is having a baby this week and this would make her day

  14. Oh my goodness!! I can't get over those amazing buttons and stripes in the pea coat and how they play together so perfectly. Totally featuring you tomorrow. Your little model is the cutest, too!


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