They've done it again! The pattern testers have created such amazing coats and given me great feedback for the Elsa & Elliot sewing pattern. Over 40 testers participated, from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Holland, England, Ireland, France, Germany, Belgium, Australia and the USA. I love working with such talented people from all over the world!
I'm privileged to show some of their photos here on my website. Note that it is the test version of the pattern that they've sewn, not the final one. Some noteworthy differences are that in the larger sizes (approx. 98-146) the coat is longer and a bit wider. For example 2 cm longer in size 116 and 4 cm longer in 146. The collar and hood also extends further towards the center front.
We'll start with the smallest sizes and work our way up :)
Annika has sewn size 74, in heavy cotton fleece lined with viscose.
Karolina sewed size 74 in softshell fabric, lined with mesh. The child is 69,5 cm long :)
Julia sewed size 80 for a 75 cm tall girl. The fabric is heavy cotton, and the lining is poplin.
Kim sewed size 86 for a 84 cm tall girl. The coat is sewn in boiled wool, lined with cotton poplin.
Shalayne sewed size 74 on width and 80 on length, for a boy who is 80 cm tall. It's a great idea to mix sizes if the child's measurements don't point to the same size (more info on that in the tutorial). Shalaynes coat is sewn in a wool/tweed-mixed fabric and lined with knit.
Sofia sewed size 86 for a girl who is 84 cm tall. The coat is sewn in wool and lined with satin.
Linda sewed the coat in size 86, lengthened to size 98, according to the child's measurements. The coat is sewn in upholstery fabric and the lining is somewhat heavier than the shell.
Madeleine sewed size 98, the girl is 93 cm tall. She sewed in jacquard fabric and lined with quilt lining. The collar and pockets are sewn in fake leather.
Barbara sewed the coat in size 98 for a girl who's 96 cm tall. She sewed in a fleece-y fabric, lined with viscose and an extra layer of wadding in between.
Here's another coat in size 98, sewn by Karin in boiled wool. The lining is acetate and the facings were sewn in a woven cotton fabric.
Martina sewed size 98 but used the length from size 104, according to the child's measurements. The shell is sewn in scuba fabric and the lining is jersey. Check out her tip for a cute modification on the pockets!
Kristi sewed size 98 but lengthened to size 104. She sewed in softshell fabric and lined with cotton. Kristi used snap buttons instead of sewing buttonholes and regular buttons. That is just as fine, but there's no guidance for snap buttons in the tutorial.
Perrine sewed size 98 but lengthened to 104, according to the child's measurements. She used softshell and lined with mesh.
Ida sewed in size 98 and lengthened to 104. She used softshell and lined with a light-weight, shiny cotton lining.
Frida sewed size 98 but shortened to 92, according to the child's measurements. She used softshell and lined with jersey.
Vivian sewed in size 104, the girl is 101 cm tall. Vivian sewed in softshell and lined with a light-weight, woven fabric.
Olivia sewed in size 104. She used softshell and lined with polyester. The girls length is 99 cm. The final version of the coat in this size is approximately 1,5 cm longer.
Ulrika sewed size 104, she used poplin and lined with mesh.
Anniina sewed size 104, and lengthened to 110. She sewed in sooftshell and lined with polyester mesh.
Stephanie sewed size 104, but lengthened to 110. She used softshell and opted to add snap buttons instead of sewing buttonholes and attaching regular buttons.
Alexandra sewed size 104 and lengthened to 110. She used softshell and cotton poplin. Check out Alexandra's tips on adding reflective heat transfer vinyl to the coat (she used it on the pockets). Alexandra also sewed reflective piping to the hood, shoulder seams and sleeve side seam.
Taylor sewed size 104, but shortened to 98, according to the child's measurements. She used softshell and lined with mesh.
Jenny sewed in size 110, both fabrics are light-weight, the lining is satin.
Kristin sewed size 110, she used softshell and mesh.
Pernilla sewed size 110 in softshell and lined with a light-weight, shiny lining.
Elin sewed size 110 and lengthened to 116. Elin sewed in softshell and lined with mesh.
Ida sewed size 116, using a heavy wool coat fabric and a light-weight, shiny lining.
Now that we've reached the larger sizes I want to remind you that the final version of the pattern has 2-4 cm more length. The chest width is also a bit wider, and the sleeves are both wider and a bit longer.
Fleur sewed size 122. She used waxed linen (dry oil skin) and lined with cotton poplin.
Damaris also sewed size 122. She used a woven fabric for the shell and acetate for the lining. Damaris also added a layer of isolation lining (65 grams). She cut it out and sewed in the same way as the lining, and when she sewed together the coat she put the isolation lining in between the shell and lining. A great tip!
Marnie sewed size 122. She used softshell and lined with cotton/lycra.
Noortje sewed size 122 in softshell, lined with woven cotton.
Emma sewed size 122 and lengthened to 134, according to the girl's measurements. She used coat wool for the shell.
Charlotte sewed size 128 and lengthened to 134. She used softshell and lined with a quilt lining.
Sarah sewed size 128 in oil skin fabric, lined with fleece. Sarah added a hidden pocket to the inside of the coat, so smart! Sarah is going to share a tutorial on how to make this amazing pattern modification on the blog this week. Stay tuned!
Laura sewed size 134 with the length from 140. She used softshell and lined with mesh.
Frida sewed size 134, lengthened to 146, according to the girl's measurements. She used fake fur and lined with a lining fabric.
Veronica sewed size 140 in coat fabric, lined with cotton.