Well the Buzz Puffer Coat was definitely one of my significant sewing undertakings. I had tested some pajamas coming out around US Thanksgiving for designs by Call Ajaire patterns, because Elise fits well in their expanded size range. Ajaire then invited me to be part of the winter promotions for her coats. I knew Elise would love it, so I went for it.
I made the jacket in this quilted fabric from Mood Fabrics. I struggled working with it a bit, which is my fault. I should have researched about it before diving in. That cotton inside was really easily separated from the outer layer. But it definitely made for a warm coat.
One of my sewing friends introduced me to Shannon Cuddle Fabrics. I thought that I was going to have trouble with the lining but it was really a dream to work with. I did a little hand basting but not much at all. The other lining fabric I intended to use fell through, so I was really glad that Lizzy Biz fabric on Etsy came through so quickly for us. We have already picked out some faux unicorn and owl fabric from her shop to make some ridiculously wonderful vests for us in December.
I made a size 16 but shortened the length to a size 10. My only regret was that I didn’t for the hood but I probably should have. It is pretty tall, but Elise didn’t even notice.
I am really glad that I made Elise this coat. I enjoy making the designs by Call Ajaire patterns. They have expanded sizes and they look really great finished. These are designs that Ajaire makes for her daughters and then shares with the world. There is so much to love about his company. I’m glad that I was able to promote this jacket. They have another Mackinaw Coat pattern that has more of a dressy feel. I’m not sure that we have anywhere to wear it, but Elise has asked for that one, too. Today is the last day of the sale, but both coat patterns are deeply discounted at 50% off