Classic Little Lady Coat: Stylo Magazine

Classic Little Lady Coat. Stylo Magazine. www.thecottagemama.com

I’ve been saving these pictures for months now waiting for the new STYLO Magazine to be released. Well, the day is finally here and I can share them with you all! STYLO is is the first fashion forward eMagazine centered around children’s sewing patterns and style. The focus is on modern patterns, trends, fabrics, and clothes that kids will love and I’m so thrilled to be part of it!

I was part of the fabric challenge for the issue. I was sent several yards of fabric from Michael Miller Fabrics. I had no idea what was going to arrive in the mail, but I knew whatever it was needed to be featured in the piece I created for the magazine. What arrived in the mail were these pretty Glitz Dots in Mist. This fabric is absolutely beautiful, but it’s definitely not something I would normally pick out myself. I don’t know why, it’s just not something I would think about for my style. So I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to use this since I generally like to mix and match prints and this didn’t seem to coordinate with anything in my stash. However, that’s what made me excited……..whenever I have to step outside my comfort zone is when I get very excited about the creative process. And who doesn’t love a challenge?

Classic Little Lady Coat. Stylo Magazine. www.thecottagemama.com

I have had this wool blend fabric in my stash for awhile that I picked up at Vogue Fabrics in Evanston, IL (you might remember when I used a small bit of it on this hat) and I was thrilled to see that the Glitz Dots and the wool really played well off of one another. I thought about doing some type of wintery dress, but couldn’t make that work. So I decided to combine the Classic Coat and the Little Lady Coat patterns from my book, “Sew Classic Clothes for Girls” to create the Classic Little Lady Coat. That’s the fun part about the book……you can mix and match many of the pattern pieces to create your very own new look!

I wanted to use the dots as more of an accent fabric since they are on the larger side so I used them for the ruffle sleeves, the neck tie, the underside of the collar, the accent fabric for the pockets and the full coat lining. I used the wool for the exterior and one side of the collar as well as the exterior of the pockets.

Classic Little Lady Coat. Stylo Magazine. www.thecottagemama.com

I also wanted to pick up some of the gold with the trim. I actually bought some gold fabric to make piping, but when I found this gold metallic rick rack, I was in love! I used the rick rack in the collar, in the seam down the front of the coat and the seams in between the ruffle and sleeve. I also found some pretty gold vintage looking buttons for down the front the coat and some more simple gold buttons for the pockets from Joann Fabrics.

Classic Little Lady Coat. Stylo Magazine. www.thecottagemama.com

To complete the look, I picked up these gold sparkle skinny jeans and white fur gloves from Crazy 8 and gold Mary Jane style shoes from Target. To me this look is timeless and classic, yet has a modern, fun twist. The coat was made in size 6 and Savannah is currently wearing a 6 in commercial clothing, but I always suggest measuring your child and comparing to the size chart in the book in order to ensure proper garment fit.

So there you have it……my STYLO Classic Little Lady Coat! I hope you like it as much as I do.

You can check out more gorgeous handmade creations in the first issue of STYLO Magazine by clicking HERE. Please go over and check it out……it pretty much knocked my socks off.

A big thanks to Jessica and Celina for including me in their new project!

Happy Sewing!

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21 Comments

  1. Beautiful work, Lindsay. As always I love the little extra that makes your work yours. In this coat I especially like the rick rack down the front edge. Overall a gorgeous design. It reminds me of a true British Princess.

  2. This is darling! I would love this coat for myself. So a mother and daughter matching coat would be a must for the cold weather. Great job and congratulation on the magazine layout…

    • Wouldn’t a mother daughter thing be SO cute??!! Hmmm…..something to think about. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. It’s great to hear from you!!

  3. Crystal Baker-Hanson says

    Such a sweet jacket! Congrats on the magazine!

  4. Hi, Lindsay. I always get your beautiful email posts (whether for sewing or FOOD! You know I love recipes and food pics. Ha-ha!) and I wanted to comment for these points for this post. 🙂 1. Miss Savannah is a beautiful model, please tell her I said so. 2. That fabric you choose for the outside of the coat is GORGEOUS. Man, you are a wonderful seamstress/”picker-outer” of fabric! and 3. How about, for a next post/display/photo shoot: Have Savannah ‘show’ the inside of the coat… I say this because I saw on your last photo that it looked like you either had a ‘lining’ or a little added lower layer of fabric on the inside?? It looked so great… You are truly gifted in sewing… Man, I wish I had one-tenth of your talent.
    Best,
    Gloria

    • Hi Gloria! Great to hear from you. Thanks so much for your kind comments. I really had so much fun putting this coat together and photographing little Miss S. Great idea about showing the inside of the coat. I’ll have to remember that one for next time. I hope you are doing well and I always love hearing from you! Take care, Lindsay

  5. This is my favorite use so far of those pretty gold dots!

  6. p.s. Lindsay, I was thinking of you again and I also must say: I truly appreciate receiving your FULL post in an email… meaning: you include your WHOLE post in the email for Subscribers, where people don’t have to “click on” a link to view the whole post. For those of us with limited time, we appreciate that – I’m sure others would agree. I think that some other ‘power bloggers’ believe it’s better to “cut their email short” and give a link to view the rest of their post, hence they will get more “hits” by having followers click on their link in the email to continue to read the most recent post; but, trust me, continue on with what you are doing. Because those of us who love you, and your beautiful work, we love to be able to read your emails fully. And we stand by you. Know what I mean?
    Best,
    gv xxoo

  7. Oh, this is just stunning…you know I haven’t been able to decide between the two versions of the coat in your book & I think this combination of the two is perfect! I also love how the gold, which I’d normally think garish & steer away from, helps it look modern and interesting – once again, your work is so inspirational x

    • Hi Shell, Thanks so much for commenting. Yes, I love the combination of these two coats together too. I know what you mean about the gold. When I got the fabric, I didn’t really know what to think since it really is not my style, but once I figured out how to pair it and what trims to use, I grew to love it! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  8. It is such a beautiful coat and very elegant for any little miss. Your designs are absoluetly beautiful and you are such an inspiration. Would love to order a copy of your Book but lives in South Africa.Blessings

    • Hi Marelet,

      Great to hear from you! You can order the book from my website and I can ship it internationally. It’s a little pricey, but I do ship it all over the world. Have a wonderful day, Lindsay

  9. Oh My Gosh. This coat is beyond Amazingly cute. It is so timeless and elegant and yet playful and modern at the same time. You are such an inspiration. Your book is on my birthday wish list … will have to hint to hubby … I hinted for a KitchenAid stick blender for Christmas and that worked so a book should be doable 🙂

    • Awwww, thank you so much, Jodi!!! I hope you get the book and I hope you’ll join us over in The Cottage Mama Patterns group on Facebook, if you haven’t already and share some of your beautiful creations. I really appreciate you taking the time to comment. Have a great day, Lindsay

  10. The magazine is awesome! I am loving reading it! (Your contribution is fantastic, as well!)

  11. Love this coat! I can’t wait to get your book. I just made my first Summer Picnic dress (shortened for a top) today! I love it! I can’t wait to make more of your patterns.

  12. I absolutely love this coat! Very pretty