A coat for Adelaide
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Burda 9501 is finished

This pattern is a real winner.  I'm thrilled with the results.

Adelaide Burda 9501

The fit is really lovely.  I made it in a size 6.  Adelaide is only 4 and a half, but she wears mostly size 5 and 6.  The sleeves were a little long, as to be expected, so there's an inch or two of sleeve hem to last a couple of winters.

Burda 9501 side

I did make a few changes to the pattern.  I increased the width of the upper collar piece by about 5mm. It could do with another 5 to 10mm so it rolls better. (See how it is curling up a little in the photo below?  That's what I mean about not enough roll.  A little more steaming with the iron might fix it.) I also wish I hadn't top stitched the collar.  I think the coat looks more professional and grown up without all the top stitching.  I didn't top stitch the rest of the coat as the pattern instructs.  Once you do buttonholes and stitch on buttons it holds all the seams in place.

Burda 9501

 I also raised the position of the pockets by about an inch.  In fact I think they could be even a tad higher.

Burda 9501 lining

The lining has worked out well. I so much prefer a cotton lining to a silk or synthetic lining.

Burda 9501 back

The back detail is really sweet on this coat.  The empire line seam gives the coat a more youthful look. Again, I wish I hadn't top stitched it.  I might unpick this.

Overall I'd definitely recommend this pattern.  It's got about 18 pieces which is a drag to cut out. I think the result is worth it though.

Comments

Ann

Gorgeous, lucky girl. And cold enough to wear this week too. Not so lucky...

Amellia Grosser

What a beautiful coat! You are very talented. Adelaide is such a gorgeous girl.

How lovely to have a northern hemisphere Christmas. I have had one white Christmas when I was in my early 20s, and I just loved it. My English family really knew how to celebrate a traditional Christmas.

Enjoy!

Amellia

Jackie

Absolutely gorgeous!

Heidi

Love it - Adelaide looks so sweet in her coat, and the colour is perfection.

Engracia

I love it, really suits Adelaide's colouring & I think Adelaide think it is lovely as well. Can you unpick the stitching on the collar or will that be noticeable?
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Sally

So lovely and what a superb job you've done on it!

Suz

Gorgeous Kristine!!

Trudy

Oh Kris, Adelaide is beautiful - how fast the children are growing. The coat is a lovely cut. Have a wonderful white Christmas. Tx

Ana Sofia

Perfection!
I do love everything about this version - the fit is perfect on Adelaide.
I really like this sort of tailored coats on little girls - timeless and so classic!
Thank you for sharing also your remarks about the construction of the coat - very useful.

Daniela

So beautiful Kristine!

Rocio

Beautiful Kristine!
I love the little detail at the back. The pockets don't look too high for me - think that she will be growing and then will look perfectly in place.
Enjoy your winter trip to cold Europe. She will be nice and warm in that coat.

gillian

What a lovely coat. Your daughter looks delightful in it.
I always look forward to your blog input, please can you write more frequent. It really inspires me and I miss it.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL XXX

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