Holiday Sewing

I have a little tendency to go crazy with holiday sewing. You know the whole purpose of a holiday is that you go THERE and spend money on impractical but ultra cute clothes that are perfect for THEIR weather (and never for Singapore), which you will end up wearing every single day while you are on holiday, but chucked away in the closet once you get back because it’s just to hot to wear here.

But I just had to itch to make these. Spring trenchcoats for little girls! How cute is that!

I have many coat/jacket patterns from my Japanese sewing books collection, but one of them just has my name all over it. I battled with the crazy thought for a while, reading the instructions over and over again,  counting the number of pattern pieces, going through my fabrics, and one day I decided I had to do it!

This is the result.

 This was made out of all Japanese fabrics. Sevenberry twill for the outer layer, lecien petit fleur for the inner lining.

Love the polka dotted bias that I decided to use instead of a zig zag finish. Makes it look so pretty!

I added hidden pockets as well as cuff linings out of the floral fabric. Peek-a-boo effect.

I made 2, but I washed the other one and have not ironed it yet so it’s super crumply for picture taking. I was smarter the second time round, took photos before washing ;)

The little one requested for  a pink coat, and to make it last a few more seasons, I made it slightly bigger! Lol…

More holiday sewing to be done…. New pics soon!



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  • June 3, 2012 - 7:11 pm | Permalink

    This is such a beautiful coat. So lovingly finished. I have been trying to pick the right Japanese sewing book to buy. I do love this coat and also you purple linen dress. Thank you so much for sharing this.

    • Cotton Candy
      June 3, 2012 - 8:59 pm | Permalink

      Thank you! :) I think that’s why I love sewing, the feeling of being able to add in my own little touches to make every piece unique.

  • Min
    June 7, 2012 - 6:33 pm | Permalink

    OMG!! This is just soooo beautiful! Where did you get all your fabrics from, online or local shops?

    By the way, I have always wanted to ask you this : you can speak and read Japanese?

    • Cotton Candy
      June 18, 2012 - 2:22 pm | Permalink

      Hi Min, Sorry for the late reply. I was out of town. I actually bought the external fabric from Chinatown, but it’s a Japanese brand called Sevenberry. The interior is also a Japanese fabric by Lecien but I bought it online from I buy most of them from online shops+overseas shops. But for basics such as plain cottons+linens I do get them from local shops.

      As for Japanese, I can read it but not understand it all. But the good thing about reading is that I can input it into a translation engine as well. I am trying to learn. Speaking is hard because there is no one to practice with. But I have been watching JP drama for 10+ yrs so I guess that helps a little? :)

  • Grace
    June 11, 2012 - 8:58 am | Permalink


    • Cotton Candy
      June 18, 2012 - 2:18 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Grace!

  • August 1, 2012 - 4:24 pm | Permalink

    Wow! the coat is so wonderful, i like the detail and of course the color is so girly ;)
    And the detail to add bias tape around for inner lining was inspiring me. may i put the image to my blog? i would like to link it, may i??

    • Cotton Candy
      August 1, 2012 - 6:52 pm | Permalink

      Hi Yuanita, thanks for your compliments! :) Sure you can link it, as long as you link it back to my blog and leave the image unedited with the watermark in place, I would be happy to share :)

  • August 14, 2012 - 4:14 am | Permalink

    I love it!

  • Lucinda
    November 2, 2012 - 9:30 am | Permalink

    oh my – this is so very, very stunning! Gorgeous fabric, beautiful coat! Well done:)

    • Cotton Candy
      November 2, 2012 - 6:30 pm | Permalink

      Thank you! :)

  • Pam
    December 5, 2012 - 11:29 am | Permalink

    Sooo beautiful !
    Do you have a tutorial or pattern for this ?

    • Cotton Candy
      December 5, 2012 - 12:24 pm | Permalink

      Hi Pam, I drafted my own patterns, and I did take a video while sewing it. But it will take some time to edit and put it up with the patterns. Hope you can wait! :P

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