It’s already day 4 of the tour and I have so many beautiful coats to share today! I’ll start with Lille Gumma’s (alias Linnea’s) Louisa coat. She has sewn an adorable mini Louisa for her cute little girl. Doesn’t she look adorable? I love everything about this coat. The basic fabric that combines with everything, the piping detail and the little bow she made. A good alternative for my flower. Linnea’s blog is new to me, but I selected her for the tour because I love her style a lot. Shall we all head over to Lille Gumma and show her some love?
The 2nd Louisa coat I’m sharing today, is one of my all time favourite ones. Maybe that’s because of the cute girl wearing it? I don’t know. During the photoshoot, she was playing with some Petshop animals and as she was playing with the little bird, she didn’t stop ‘tweeting’. So precious! I wish I had made a small movie. But I’m sure the pictures at Vanleentje will show you the cuteness too!
And now it’s Ondinneke’s turn to present her first Louisa coat. She made a 2nd one, but that’s for a later stage! For that blogpost she has a small surprise. Or even maybe a big one! Who nows? ;) Anyway… This Louisa coat has the most perfect colour combination. My favourite combo at the moment: blue / mustard. Perfect for winter! Head over to her blog for more pictures!
When Anke showed her first pictures of the test fabrics, I wasn’t so sure about the result. My father once told me: don’t you ever dare to work with dark fabrics anymore. I think it was after I published this Charles pants. So from now on I really never ever pick dark solid colours anymore without a splash of colour like I did here. But from now on I might have to change my mind again, because I love how Anke’s coat turned out. I think it’s unique! That’s what we all love about sewing our own clothes right? More pics at Aamore!
Now it’s Sabrina’s turn to present her Louisa coat. This one is situated at the total other end of the colour spectrum. A soft pick Louisa is what my girls would love most! Also for Sabrina’s older girl, I think it’s a super beautiful choice. I love the structure in the fabric and the combination with the green buttons and piping! Discover more pictures at MamaSe.
And the last tester for today is Katrijn. As she doesn’t blog, I gave her the opportunity to guest post here! Her coats matches with Sabrina’s Louisa. Although she was one of the testers, she added a subtle hack. One I love. I just love it when people hack my patterns. Yeay. Thanks Katrijn.
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I had the honor to test the Louisa coat of Compagnie M. A pattern that is very pleasant to work with. So if you’re looking for a versatile jacket with a cheeky twist, consider this one !
You can even choose whether you want a cap or a collar (2 options even), buttons or a zipper and with or without cuffs. So basically it includes enough options to satisfy everyone! The pockets, which makes it so typical company M. are large and definitely great for kids who like to collect treasures.
I used a light blue jacket fabric, lined with white sherpa so it is still wearable on cold days. On the collar I also used the Sherpa (which I had seen in a well-known children’s clothing brand).
Sewing the Louisa coat went surprisingly smoothly. Marte’s instructions are so obvious that I think even a beginner is able to work with this pattern. During the whole process you are sewing the coat inside out, so by the time you can finally turn your Louisa, the coat is almost finished and you can enjoy a wonderful wow-moment.
The pictures are taken by Marte’s husband. Saturday all the testers were invited to park ‘Spoor Noord’ for a photo session of the daughters wearing the jacket. In the beginning Mona was a little awkward (who would not be if you were suddenly bombed to supermodel). After a while she became more confident and some beautiful pictures were taken. My visit was quite short, but it was very nice to meet the other mums and testers. Marte, thank you for letting me test this super coat pattern!