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Toddler chic swing cocktail coat

Added Dec 7, 2012

by JillStraw

New York, New Yo...






A gift for my nieces birthday. She’s such a girly girl I thought this Heidi and Finn pattern would be perfect for her. I am really happy with the results and have had several requests from other moms for their own little ones’ ooak coats.

I can see this in layered silk organza for a special occasion coat – cant wait to make one!

Material Notes

100% cotton shell and lining, bias piping (lazy store bought kind!), lightweight fusible interfacing.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Evening Wear, Preppy, Romantic
Cashmere, Coating, Cotton, Blends, Denim, Eyelet, Linen, Organza, Satin, Taffeta, Velvet, Wool


Heidi&Finn chic cocktail swing coat

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    Dec 8, 2012, 09.23 PMby suribabe

    Love it.. Where is the fabric from?

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      Dec 9, 2012, 05.36 PMby JillStraw

      My memory is awful, but the pink and unseen brown Kona were from Joann, I believe. I honestly don’t remember for sure, but the floral was probably from there as well – I have vague memories of attempting to match the pinks lol. Hope that helps. :-)
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    Dec 8, 2012, 01.29 PMby jadealamode

    Ooh! This is so cute ..my daughter would love this!

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      Dec 9, 2012, 05.33 PMby JillStraw

      Thank you! Isn’t sewing for little girls fun!?

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    Dec 8, 2012, 12.40 PMby Inga 888

    So cute! I have a niece, also a girly girl 6 years old, she loves anything pink, this would be her favorite for sure :D

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      Dec 9, 2012, 05.32 PMby JillStraw

      Lol. I also love pink so I love fabric shopping for her! It’s a fab coat pattern, very easy and sooo many options. Try it out!

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    Dec 7, 2012, 10.02 PMby Ruth Meiland

    Totally adorable!! love the flowers!!

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      Dec 7, 2012, 10.04 PMby JillStraw

      Thanks Ruth!

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    Dec 7, 2012, 09.44 PMby kisses

    Wow!!! so pretty. Your niece will totally love it

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      Dec 7, 2012, 09.45 PMby JillStraw

      Thank you! She does :-)

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    Dec 7, 2012, 09.34 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous coat and the fabrics.lovely x

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      Dec 7, 2012, 09.44 PMby JillStraw

      Thank you Mary! Truth be told, I intended it to be reversed but got the end of the pink bolt and couldn’t find the color anywhere to do the full sleeves! I pieced brown Kona cotton to the the interior sleeves up to the cuff turn back from the armhole opening. It looks pretty cool inside! And I’m much happier with the floral on the outside as it turned out. Love those oops! moments sometimes.

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      Dec 7, 2012, 10.04 PMby Mary Athey

      I have a lot of oops moments as well lol. I love it when a project looks like its going to be a disaster only for it to be altered and made wearable. I love your neices coat. Its just gorgeous xx

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      Dec 7, 2012, 10.08 PMby JillStraw

      Here’s to those wonderful “oops” moments!

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