I recently made this quilted, cropped swing coat for my 2 yr old as kind of a wearable muslin. I say that because I used a pattern that I drafted myself, but didn’t bother to test out before cutting into my fabric, and because I’ve never made anything fully lined before.
I think it turned out wearable, for sure, though there are lots of things I know now that I wish I had known then. But that’s what muslins are for, right? I’m glad this one turned out ok though, because I used one of my favorite fabrics in my stash. I quilted it together with some Warm & Natural (it’s the best!) and lined it with some polyester satin lining that was in a huge bag of “ugly” fabric that Susan gave me over a year ago. It’s a busy print, but if you squint you can see the two button & loop closures on the side.
Sooooo, I’m thinking about maybe possibly sometime in the undetermined future developing this into a pattern. Maybe. With lots of alterations, of course. I think it would be a great and satisfying project for new sewists, and a fun, completely customizable pattern for pros.
Only problem is I don’t know how. Anybody have any hints or guidance about how to design a digital (not hand-drawn) pattern? I’m guessing I should’ve started with my own co-blogger. This is kind of her thing. Susan?