Now for the background. I'd heard wonderful things about Oliver + S patterns and I decided to try one. Of course I didn't go with one of their simpler patterns but instead dove right into the School Days Jacket + Coat that picture on the pattern envelope got me! My instincts were overridden by the adorableness of that little bitty coat. When I found the perfect fabric at the same store as I was buying the pattern I knew it was meant to be! I bought another fabric to make a second version of the coat but I'll get to that later.
Here she is in all her glory:
Oh oh oh the closures kill me!
And the itty bitty hood! So ADORABLE!
So many parts of this pattern were firsts for me. First time doing a lining in a garment, first time doing a hood, first time with the closure type and first time with sleeves! But I have to give Oliver + S a LOT of credit for an amazing pattern with so many pictures and great written instructions. I especially love that they warn you that certain things may look/feel odd in process but will turn out perfectly!
Ah so in love! Can't wait to share the next version of this coat with you :)