In which I purchase a new pattern, make another toile and decide that if this one doesn’t work, I’m reattaching the binding and putting the jacket in the wardrobe until Button fits it, rather than the other way round!
It appears the sewing gods have taken pity on me, because, folks, this is definitely a winner!
The pattern is by Heidi and Finn on Etsy. It’s their lovely Chic Everyday Coat.
To make it work with the jacket I’m refashioning I’ve shortened the coat and reduced the a-line a smidge. Other than that it’s a straight cut of the size 3T/4T.
So I can crack on with it now, without reinventing the wheel.
And Button is so pleased with this (even at toile stage). In her words “I’m such a lucky girl”.
I think I’m the lucky one to have such an appreciative munchkin, no?