Just a quick update on the Daisy Kingdom coat. I'm on my way to do an airport run and so only have time for a quick photo.
One important note on this coat. The neck facing calls for it to be cut from the fleece. This requires far too much bulk at the neckline. Up to four layers of fleece in places. And the hood isn't even yet tucked under the collar. I thought this was a poor plan. So I cut a facing piece from a quality quilting cotton, from the bias so that it could navigate the neck curve. Here's a photo of the facing ready to be handwhipped down.
All I have left to do is the closures, the right fur cuff and the hood. You can read the Pattern Review I have written for this coat HERE. I will update it when the coat is completed. It will then be entered in Pattern Review's Sewing for Babies/Kids Contest before being shipped off to my niece, Winter.