Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Heidi and Finn Chic Cocktail Swing Coat Test

Wow! That's what I have to say about this jacket!!!  It is adorable. Yes, once again and can I say quite excitedly I had the opportunity to test another Heidi & Finn pattern.  I saw the post that a pattern test would be coming soon for this jacket and I immediately changed the settings on my phone to notification ON so that I would not miss out on the opportunity to test.  Hooray, and it paid off because here I am again showing you photos of one of my new favorite patterns.  
I sewed this one up in red velvet.  The lining is flannel.  Can I tell you that velvet must be the most difficult fabric to sew EVER!  It slipped and slid everywhere.  I read that you should maybe hand stitch before actually machine stitching.  I was not up to that so I just really went slow.

I used Velcro for a closure.  I was a little too scared to attempt button holes.  I covered up the Velcro stitching with some pretty wooden buttons.  The Velcro, I actually colored red with a fabric marker so that it would not stand out when the jacket was open.  (Whoops, forgot pictures of the Velcro)
 I also made the pin-tuck dress to match the jacket.  I blogged about the pin-tuck dress here.
Did I say how much I love this dress pattern! : )

Both of these patterns are absolutely adorable! Christine from Heidi & Finn is having an awesome deal on the jacket pattern this week, $4.50 in her Craftsy Shop.  Check out all of the other testers sew ups on the Heidi and Finn Blog!

Thanks for stopping by!!!  


  1. Kimmie - I love your red coat and the dress is beautiful, too. I also noticed my daughter has the same shoes your daughter is wearing in the pictures. :) Great job (from a fellow pattern tester for this pattern)!

    1. : ) I love these shoes! I actually have bought them in two sizes so she can wear them when she gets bigger too : ) thanks for the complement too! : )

  2. I really cannot get enough of this baby!!! She is such a doll!!