Central Park Swing Coat | A Free PDF Sewing Pattern

by Destri on November 11, 2011

Central Park Swing Coat Free Pattern

After months of editing and sewing I finally have the Central Park Swing Coat ready for your sewing pleasure!  This little jacket started from a sketch I drew in my little big idea book last year.  I started playing around with drafting the pattern months ago, and four samples later I am pretty much in love with it.  It is so fun to sew and the possibilities are endless. My favorite part is that it is reversible, which makes it not only super versatile but quick and easy to sew with no seams to finish (no serger needed!).  With no button holes or zippers this is a perfect project for beginners too.  As is it will fit 3t-5t but it would be super simple to adjust to different sizes, and we’ll go over that in the end.

Free Swing Coat Pattern

(tutorial for Ruffle Cuff Pants as shown)

As for wearing it, the coat has become a favorite.  It fits nicely over anything she wears and allows for comfortable play without any bulk. 

Central Park Swing Coat Pattern

 You could add one big button, or two smaller buttons like shown above for a variation or just keep it simple with an elastic cord to pull over a button.  Like I said, there are so many things you can do with this pattern.  I can’t wait to see what you do with it!  That’s the best part, seeing what fabrics people use, seeing how they switch things up and especially seeing the little ones wearing them.  It’s like seeing my doodles from a little book come to life – makes my day!

Catch me after the jump for the pattern and tutorial!

Do not let all the pictures and text scare you off, this really is a simple pattern.  The tutorial is very detailed, as in I cover every step. I want any skill level to be able to make it.  I provided a print option for the tutorial at the bottom.  Using it you can delete text and photos you don’t need to save on ink.  You can even save the tutorial as a pdf to your computer.

So print it off and get sewing!  Add your own personal touch, try it in a tweed (I’m dying to see it in a tweed!), maybe a silk for a Holiday coat to cover that pretty dress…surprise me!

Central Park Swing Coat Pattern And Tutorial

Please read through the tutorial before you cut and sew. There are a few things you need to know first.  Seam allowance is included on all pattern pieces.  You will use a 3/8 inch seam allowance throughout unless noted.

Suggested Fabric and Requirements:

You will need 1 yard for each side, so 2 yards total.  You can get by with 3/4 yard for each, just don’t make any mistakes!  If you are making a 5t and would like it to be a longer length you will need at least 2 yards total.

I used a poly suede and quilting weight cotton for all the coats I have made.  Twill, tweed, corduroy, denim, linen and linen blends, would all work great too. If you are using a heavier fabric make sure to use the appropriate needle.

Supplies:

  • all your sewing stuff
  • matching thread
  • button(s) or some sort of clasp
  • hot iron and board

 Instructions: Printing the PDF pattern and pattern assembly:

There are ten pages total and you will want to print with no scaling or select “none”.  Click here for a direct link to download and print. This is my preferred method. Or for those of you printing at the library and can’t down load (I’ve been there!) you can print the Pattern Pieces Through Google Docs here. On the first page I provided a 1 inch mark to make sure that the pattern printed the correct size.

I marked the front and back panels with A and B, and there are four pieces for each.  Just line the paper edges up like shown and tape.

If there is a break in the pattern line like shown above, that’s okay.  Just line up the paper edges and your set. Do not attempt to match the lines up. Assemble both the front and back panels and cut out.  Then cut out the sleeve and yoke pattern pieces.

Cutting:

First look at the fabric to see if there is a specific direction you need to pay attention to.

Fold the fabric in half and pin back panel pattern piece on the fold where shown and cut.  You will need one back panel from each fabric.

Then with the fabric still folded in half (so there are two layers with wrong sides together), pin the front panel to the fabric and cut, this will ensure that you have a left and right panel. Then repeat so that you have two front panels from each fabric giving you four front panels total.  You will cut the yoke pattern in the same manner, giving you two right and two left of each fabric.

For the sleeve, cut two from each fabric.

Assembly: We will start with the front panels.  Sew a gathering stitch (longest stitch on my machine with no back stitching) 1/4 inch from the edge (line fabric edge with presser foot) across the top of each panel like shown.  Now pull the bobbin thread and gather it to match the length of the length of the bottom side of the yoke.  You can see in the picture that I kept my gathers to the center, and leaving an inch at the edges, I will show you why in a minute.

Pin the yokes to the front panels with the right sides together, keeping in mind that there is one for the left and one for the right panel.  The shortest side of the yoke should line up with the arm hole, and the longer side to the front opening.  When you pin just work the gathered fabric to bend around the curve of the yoke and adjust the gathering to match the length, still keeping the gathering towards the center.

Now with your stitch set back to normal, sew each of them together with a 3/8 seam allowance. Don’t forget to back stitch!

Once you have all four sewn, iron the seam up like shown in the picture.

Now top stitch along the bottom edge of the yoke on all four panels.  I like to use a slightly longer stitch length for a nice look, and then press with an iron to set the stitch.

In this picture you can see how the gathers are focused to the center.  It will make the panels pucker in the right place when all sewn up.

Now were going to sew the panels together.  Take one of the front panels (working with the same fabric) and pin it with the right sides together to the back panel lining up the sides as shown.  Sew up the side and then repeat with the other panel on the other side.  Then repeat with the second fabric.

Press all the seams open like shown.

Now lay one side down on a flat surface with the right side up.  If you are plan on adding elastic cord or tube made with the fabric to pull over a button you would add that now.  Just make a loop and lay it on the yoke towards the top with the loop facing in and the ends lining up with the edge and pin.

Then lay the other side on top with the right side down lining up all the edges and pin.

Before you sew it up you need to decide where you are going to turn the coat out.  If you want to top stitch all around the perimeter of the coat when finished then I would leave a five inch opening along the bottom of the coat.  In this case when you close the opening the stitch would go unnoticed. That is the way I did it with the blue floral coat.

For the suede coat I decided not to add a top stitch around the perimeter so I opted to leave the neckline on the back panel open to turn out.  Either method works great, it just depends on the look you want.

Now starting at the inside corner of the yoke by the arm hole, sew along the entire outer edge, except for the arm holes – leave them open!  If you are leaving the neckline open, just sew away. If you are leaving 5 inches at the bottom open, don’t forget!

When you get to corners just lift your foot 3/8 before the edge and rotate the fabric.

Now clip your corners so they turn out nicely.

Turn the coat out, using a pointy object to get the corners out all the way.  Be careful not to break the stitch.  Press all the seams.  I like to first lightly press the seam open like shown..

Especially where the yokes meet and then press them flat, you just get a more crisp edge that way.

If you left the neckline open turn the edges in 1/4 inch and sew them together, still leaving the armholes open.

Now the sleeves, almost finished!  Take one of each fabric (so the fabric won’t match) and lay them right sides together.   Sew the outer edge (the longest edge) with a regular stitch with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.  Then sew the inner edges (the neckline, smaller) and sew a gathering stitch 1/4 inch as well.

Gather the inner edge so that when you stretch it flat it measures about 4 inches.  Again, keep the gathers towards the center.

Now sew along the gathered edge with a 3/8 seam allowance.  As you sew make sure that the gather aren’t being pushed out, or you will end up with no gathers.  Just push them along with your fingers, lifting the foot a bit if you have to.

Now turn out the sleeve and press the outer edge flat.   You can top stitch along both edges if you like.  I did on the one, but opted not to on the suede coat.  If you top stitch on the gathered edge make sure to keep it gathered.

Working on the coat again, turn the edges of the armhole in about a 1/3 of an inch (little more than a 1/4) and press.

By my third attempt I learned it was easiest to turn the edges under about 80% of the way down on each side and pin,

Then fold over and line up arm holes, then turn in that last little bit at the seams and press.

They should look like this when your done. Lined up on the edge and at the seam.

I pinned all around the armhole, and especially at the seams so that the edges stay turned in.

Now take the sleeve and slip the ends in between the two layers about a 1/2 inch. One end of the sleeve will go into the front panel, one end into the back panel.  You’ll have to take out the pins to do this, then pin it again.  Work the neckline edges to make sure they are lined up nicely.

Now just sew all the layers together right along the edge.  Make sure that the stitch is getting all the layers. The inside panel, sleeve, and back panel.  Take it slow and pay attention. 

I had one spot where my stitch missed the edge of the inside panel, I just un-stitched that portion fixed it making sure to catch the original stitch in my back stitching.  Repeat on the back, and then the other sleeve.

If you are not top stitching around the perimeter you’re finished!  If you left the bottom open when turning out, press the edges in to match the bottom stitch.  Starting at the top of the yoke on one side, with a little longer stitch length sew all around the perimeter just along the edge ending at the other side at the top of the yoke. That stitch should close up the opening on the bottom.

That’s it!  Easy right?

All you have to do now is add the fastening method of your choice.  If you added a loop to pull over to a button, just sew on the button. I added a fun hook and claw type clasp and just sewed it to the suede side with a needle and thread.  I bought mine at Hanckock’s fabric. Or make your button holes and button if that is the way you decided to go.

Then slip it on them, stand back, and admire your handy work!

Then let them go to see it in action! I hope you have fun with this pattern, I worked really hard on it and am pretty proud with how it turned out.  You’re officially a pattern tester if you make one so be sure to come back and leave a comment with any feed back. I will add a flickr group so we can see everyone’s work.

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{ 84 comments… read them below or add one }

Kat November 11, 2011 at 3:46 pm

This is so cute. I can’t wait to try it.

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Shasya November 11, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Good job! Very, very cute!

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ca November 11, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Thanks for a great pattern – I’ll send you a picture as soon as I have a chance to make it – looks so cute! Let me know if you’d like a copy of my bag pattern – I’m happy to “swap” it back to you for all your hard work on this one. It’s on my etsy site, which is linked to on my website…

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Destri November 13, 2011 at 5:33 am

I would love to! I have to make a few bags for Christmas! Then I can show it off to everyone :) I will go check it out!

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luvinthemommyhood November 11, 2011 at 5:53 pm

So cute!!!! I love how it turned out! yOu did such a great job!!!

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Destri November 13, 2011 at 5:31 am

Thanks Shannon, and thanks for your help!

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melissamo1 November 11, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Destri November 13, 2011 at 5:31 am

You’re welcome!

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Jennifer November 11, 2011 at 7:33 pm

This is ADORABLE!! Thanks for all the hard work you put into creating this tutorial. I can’t wait to try this. I will definitely let you know when I get around to making it!!

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Destri November 13, 2011 at 5:23 am

Thanks Jennifer :), and you’re welcome. It was a bit of a pet project of mine, so it’s fun to share it with others. Look forward to seeing yours!

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monica pfaff November 12, 2011 at 5:56 am

I seriously want to attempt this! It might be my New Year’s Resolution since my to-do list is quite long…SO cute and FREE???!!!???

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Destri November 13, 2011 at 5:19 am

Thanks Monica, I have that long list too, unfortunately it involves sewing to be done before the holidays :). And you can totally drop a couple bucks in the salvation army bell ringer’s bucket for me :). And your house, wow!
Make sure you post some pics when you have it finished, and let me know any feedback!

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angie November 12, 2011 at 7:11 am

I want to learn to sew and this would be so cute. Is it bad that I’d like to make one for myself :)

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Destri November 13, 2011 at 5:11 am

Not at all, I am seriously considering making up an adult pattern – I would wear it too! Thanks Angie :)

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Rebecca November 13, 2011 at 3:26 pm

A friend saw the photo of the one I made and asked me to make her one! I think an adult sized pattern would go over very well!

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jen November 12, 2011 at 10:03 am

awesome!!!! thank-you :)

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Kristy November 12, 2011 at 11:19 am

This is absolutely darling! Can’t wait to try it out! Thanks for sharing!

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Rebecca November 12, 2011 at 3:11 pm

This is so darling! I made one today with my 2.5 year old in mind, but it came out fitting her 5yo sister a little better (she wears 6/7)! That’s fine with me, they’ll both get some wear out of it!

I’ll try to upload a photo tonight. Is there a flickr group yet? Thanks for such a great pattern!

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Destri November 13, 2011 at 5:05 am

Yay! I saw your pics on flickr last night and it made my evening. And thank you for the sizing feedback, I tried it on so many different sizes, and it fit just about everyone. I just didn’t dare add 6 and 7 for fear someone would make it and it not fit! So this is perfect! My 3t daughter should be able to wear it for a couple years I am hoping.

Thanks for being a tester Rebecca, I believe you were the first :) This feedback will help me with the pattern I am making with long sleeves, it’s in the works!

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Rebecca November 13, 2011 at 3:28 pm

My pleasure! I really loved the style and I couldn’t wait to make one!

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Jane November 12, 2011 at 9:48 pm

THANK YOU!!!
I am going to make this soon. Tomorrow I will go through my stash to see what i have! Rebecca, it is good to know the size fits your 5 yrs old (6/7 size) this will be perfect for Mia!

Thank you for your gift!
Jane

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Destri November 13, 2011 at 5:01 am

Your welcome Jane! And yes on the sizing my little girls coat fits my little boy who where’s a size 4 great, and I have tried another sample on my friend’s little one who wears a six and it fit her as well. It is very forgiving in that department! If you want it to be longer for your Mia, I found that adding 4 inches to the bottom was perfect for 5T, but really it looks cute at the length it is as it comes just to the hip. I have a post coming up on how to resize, decided a dedicated post was in order :).

Can’t wait to hear how it goes!

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Rebecca November 13, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Jane, Here’s a shot of my 5yo with it on: http://www.flickr.com/photos/exhaustified/6338807214/in/photostream/ (one back is little sister). Just for reference purposes.

I can’t wait to see how everyone else’s come out!

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Bridgett November 13, 2011 at 8:03 am

Hello I really love this site and the offering, may I ask you a question what program did you use to get the pattern on the computer, I am a pattern maker and looking for a way to shear some of my draft with persons but don’t really know how to get it on line.
Thank you. Bridgett .

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Destri January 30, 2012 at 7:07 am

Hi Bridgett, just wondering if you still have questions on this :)

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kate November 13, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Once again Destri, hats off to you. One amazing design from one amazing lady.
BTW tried to call you last week, left message…did you pick it up??!! No pressure, just been too long!
virtual hugs and smiles
k

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Suzanne November 14, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Wow Destri this coat turned out so cute! I love how it’s reversible.

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Rachel November 28, 2011 at 8:07 pm

That is so, SO lovely and so is your amazing and detailed tutorial! I can’t thank you enough for all the time that went into this and for sharing it with us! Big, huge, thanks! I’ll be spreading the word!

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Destri November 29, 2011 at 8:49 am

Rachel, you make my day :). Thank you so much!

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Hilda November 29, 2011 at 7:04 am

This is adorable!! Thanks for sharing a great tutorial!

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Tara November 29, 2011 at 7:15 am

Love to combine it with a blouse like your third picture! Love the yoke! Actually love everything ybout it :). I could image that I would extend the sleeves to make it into long sleeves coat.

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Destri November 29, 2011 at 8:49 am

Thanks so much Tara. I am working on a sleeve pattern right now, I will have to let you know!

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Jessica December 5, 2011 at 7:32 am

When/if you get a sleeve pattern ready I would love to test it! It’s an absolutely adorable pattern, but sleeveless jackets don’t do much good around here unfortunately.

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Destri December 5, 2011 at 7:47 am

Thanks Jessica, and yes I completely understand. I lived in the south up until last week where this little jacket is perfect alone. We just moved to Utah, and we have used it as a layering piece.
I have already made up a sample with long sleeves, I just need to make a couple adjustments and make one more with pics. Will let you know!

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ROBIN December 5, 2011 at 10:35 am

TOO CUTE
GREAT PATTERN
I CANT WAIT TO TRY IT
THANK YOU
CUTE MODEL TOO
ROBIN COFFEY

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BJ December 5, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Very cute, I am going to use this for my soon to be 2 yr. old granddaughter for Spring.
Thank You

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jasper December 18, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Thank you for this! I just made one today with some scrap material I have had on hand for a while. Now that I have the hang of it, I want to make more!

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caro December 21, 2011 at 11:37 am

super!!!!
Está muy lindo y la explicación muy detallada!!!

GRACIAS

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jasper December 22, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Okay, I have made it twice, and I have a question about the direction to leave an opening at the bottom or neckline for turning the garment. Is that necessary? I sewed both those seams completely, then just turned mine through an armhole because those seams are still open at that point in the making.

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Destri December 22, 2011 at 6:11 pm

So glad you brought that up Jasper, I actually did do that with the last one I made too. In my head when making it the first three times, it just didn’t work out ;). Do what works! I need to add that to the tutorial.
I would love to see pictures!

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Nichole December 22, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Wonderful! I’m looking forward to giving this a shot…how beautiful and versatile! Thank you!

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Autumn December 28, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Wow, this is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your pattern!

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Stephanie January 1, 2012 at 8:32 pm

I came here via Pinterest… I don’t have children, but this looks so cute and I’m sure my “nieces” (a.k.a. my friends’ little girls) would love to have a cute little coat like this!

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Destri January 4, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Oh you are the best kind of “aunt”! Let me know how it goes!

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Kee Dishion January 2, 2012 at 5:11 pm

What an adorable pattern. Just printed it and can hardly wait to make it ! Thanks sooo much..Really hope you make the adult version. Glad I found your site.

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Destri January 4, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Thanks so much Kee, working on the adult pattern now. Just finished drafting a size small, and need to test, then I hope to have it patterned in medium and large as well. Will let you know!

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Gayle January 10, 2012 at 1:37 pm

What a cute pattern! Do you have any pointers on how I could make long sleeves instead of the short sleeve shown? Thanks.

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Destri January 29, 2012 at 10:51 pm

I am working on a pattern for it right now! Stay tuned :)

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Jen of Quality Sewing Tutorials January 14, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Great tutorial! You’ve been featured on the Quality Sewing Tutorials blog.

We hand select only the best free tutorials and patterns for home sewers.

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Destri January 29, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Thanks so much!

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Jean spain January 17, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I love this little jacket. I don’t sew but want to start. I have a 2yro granddaughter that I want to sew for. Just finished the jacket. The sleeves gave me a bit of trouble but my mom who sews beautifully suggested I hand baste them in first. That helped but getting the stitches on both sides to look straight was a little tough. I think the next one I make, I will use two dark colors so the stitches aren’t so obvious.
Thanks for the pattern, it was a good one to get started with.
Did you put a clasp on both sides?

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Destri January 29, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Hi Jean, So sorry for the late reply. That used to be my hardest time, but trust me with a little practice it gets easier and easier. I think it does depend what machine you are sewing on too. Some sew straighter that others!
I didn’t put a clasp on both sides as I can still clasp it on the reverse.

I would love to see pics!

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Emily January 31, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Love this! Pinned for later. :)

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kee dishion February 16, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I have made two of these for my Great grand babies 7 & 5. It is easy and sooo adorable. Thanks for the pattern.

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Shiloh February 19, 2012 at 12:17 am

Hi! I love the pattern. Thanks for sharing your talent. I have a question: I’m working on a dress for my little girl that has flutter sleeves, and they use binding tape to finish the armholes. How do you feel about this technique? Do you ever use it in children’s clothes? Thanks for your help!

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Destri February 19, 2012 at 6:29 am

Thanks so much Shilo!
I do use some form of reinforcement if there is not a lining on the inside, and yes, I usually make my own binding. I normally only place the tape around the bottom portion of the armhole where the sleeve is not.

Hope this helps!

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Shiloh February 19, 2012 at 9:46 am

Thanks! That does help!

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Liz February 21, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Was led here from Pinterest, and I LOVE your site! I had to try this pattern, and it came out GREAT! Thanks so much for an awesome pattern and clear instructions.

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Kathy Lee February 22, 2012 at 11:44 am

I downloaded this a few months ago. I have 3 granddaughters. I just finished one coat and have started on the second one. One more to go. I can’t wait for them to wear their coats. They live in Baltimore and I live in NC so I’m always making things and mailing packages to them.

Thank you so much for your amazing tutorials.

Kathy

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Monja February 23, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Thank you for creating and posting this tutorial! Cutest jacket EVER. Can’t wait to make it for my little girl. Off I go to the fabric store to spend my birthday money :)

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Destri February 23, 2012 at 8:20 pm

You’re welcome! Watch for the version with sleeves to come up! It’s just as cute :)

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Monja Ludwig March 4, 2012 at 8:15 am

Hi Destri,
I printed out the pattern but I am thinking I need to make it a smaller size for my petite 2.5 year old. Should I just print the pattern at 90% or how would you suggest adjusting size to make the jacket a bit smaller?

Thanks a bunch!!!

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Destri March 4, 2012 at 10:25 am

Hi Monja, you could just print at 90% for the nature of this pattern, and then take in about 1/2 inch on the side seams as well where she is petite. I would love to see pictures!

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Pam March 24, 2012 at 6:53 am

Thanks for sharing the pattern to such a practical and cute coat!!! Hopefully I’ll get to make one before Autumn is over. I’m pinning… hope you don’t mind.

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penny turner March 27, 2012 at 11:34 pm

hi thanx for the free download and instructions. i had a go at making 2 tops today and loved the finished look. i made the front ‘skirt’ panels wider to allow for more gathers. i also managed to join the whole lot together as one piece instead of adding in the sleeves seperatly and i also added in a couple of pieces of elastic into the shoulder seems to act as the gathers. i fastened the front with covered buttons and am very proud of the end result. thanx so much for sharing. penny

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Destri March 29, 2012 at 4:39 am

Oh Penny, I am dying to see photos! I bet they look great with the elastic in the shoulders. If you have a chance send me a quick photo,
Thanks so much for letting me know!

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Rebecca April 27, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Thank you SO much for this tutorial! I have almost finished my first one for my 2 year old daughter but I am REALLY struggling with the sleeves! Do you have any hints or suggestions on an easier way to do them? Another lady mentioned she did it in one piece… I spent a lot of money on my fabric and don’t want to ruin it lol
Thanks you again
Bec

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Destri April 28, 2012 at 6:16 am

Hi Rebecca,

Can you tell me what exactly it is your struggling with? Then I can walk you through it. You can do it in one piece, but it requires that you do it before sewing up the body so let me know at what point you are in sewing.
I have done both, and I actually prefer the method I showed, but depending on the fabric you are using, one piece could be easier. Let me know, and I’ll check the computer here after a bit!

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Flower Bubbles July 8, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Thank you so much for this gorgeous pattern. I just found it last week and made it the first chance I got! My 8 year old can wear it, but I made it for me 3 year old. Will try it on her in the morning. Hoping to make the pattern a bit bigger and make one for my 8 year old and 10 year old. Thanks so much!

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fran August 22, 2012 at 9:05 am

ooh i want to make one for myself ;) i’m 13, but have quite a petite frame, how can i make one to fit myself?

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Destri August 22, 2012 at 11:12 am

If you are petite I would say just add an inch all around, except the hem – and that you can decide how long you want! To check you could add the inch to the pattern, then hold up a loose fitting shirt to see if that will give you enough ease. Let me know how it goes!

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fran August 24, 2012 at 3:20 am

thanks so much :)

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Anne October 13, 2012 at 4:25 pm

I adore this jacket. You did a fantastic job, cannot wait to try it.

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Tiffany October 22, 2012 at 7:46 am

I love this pattern and would really like to make it for my 5y/o but she wears a size 7/8. It says at the beginning you’ll tell us how to adjust the pattern size at the end, but I’ve looked 3 times and I’m not seeing those instructions. By all means, could somebody please tell me how to make the pattern wider and longer? It doesn’t look hard to figure out, I’m just mainly worried how to make the sleeves bigger. Thanks. (And sorry if I’m completely blind and the instructions are in the article. I seriously don’t see them anywhere.)

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Destri October 22, 2012 at 9:09 am

Tiffany, your right – it isn’t there! I meant to remove the part where it said I would explain how to enlarge until I had more feedback on the sizing of the pattern itself. The pattern was based on my then 3 year old who has a wide chest, and I wanted it roomy for easy movement. The feedback I have received puts it at a 4/5 in size. It still fits my now 4 year old great. So based on that, I would say you would not need to adjust by much..is your daughter a tall 5, making her closer to a skinny 7/8 or like my little one and overall just bigger? Let me know, and then I can help you out.

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Tiffany October 22, 2012 at 8:02 pm

She’s extremely tall for her age and has a broad chest/shoulder area. We call her amazon woman. :) My guess is that I’d need to adjust the pattern all around. I usually do for patterns I make for her. However, I’ve never eyeball adjusted sleeves. Any tips or instructions would be great. Thanks!

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Kara November 26, 2012 at 1:00 am

I love this coat. I made one for my girls, they are 8 and 9. I just copied the pattern and enlarged it by one inch all the way around. It fits them wonderfully. I made mine in a heavy cotton. The fabric is black and white check and I stitched it all in pink thread and added pink buttons. It looks adorable. thank you for the pattern. It was really easy and the tutorial was simple to follow.

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Destri December 7, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Oh I bet they are beautiful in a black and white check! Thanks so much for letting me know! I have a pattern coming out that is similar with sleeves too!

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Candice December 30, 2012 at 3:01 am

I just made one for my niece. The pattern and instructions were very easy to follow. I used corduroy fabrics and it looks great. I was a little worried because I am a beginner (2nd time sewing) but I did it! I am so glad I found this on pinterest!

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Destri January 22, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Yay! The fact that this was your second time sewing makes this the best compliment :). It feels great to have them turn out, right? So glad you found it too!
Thanks for letting me know,
Destri

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Julie March 26, 2013 at 9:04 am

Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. Here in France it’s still winter, but I’ll made it for my godchildren and I’m pretty sure that she’ll love it!
And I’m registering to newsletter, I think I will receveice so much wonderful ideas!

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Wiebke January 10, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Hey,
what a wonderful pattern! I can’t wait to try it :-) By the way: Do you thought about long sleeves for the coat?

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Destri January 22, 2014 at 12:07 pm

The pattern with long sleeves will be available to buy in about a month!

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Anne April 3, 2014 at 9:13 pm

Very easy and cute! My 5yr old loves her swing coat!

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