I have some pretty darling nieces and a nephew and it just so happened that one of my nieces turned 7. I had heard through the grapevine that she could do with a winter coat. I thought it would be a great time to pull out this Figgy's Nituna Coat pattern that I've had stashed for ages and give it a go.
The Nituna coat is a children's pattern - unisex, which is a plus! - with a hood, optional back bodice pleat, patch pockets or welt pockets. This pattern also features a lining, but I would say that this is more of a reversible coat treatment than a traditional lining. I created a traditional lining for my version. The pattern itself does not really come with a lining pattern, but instead you cut the same pieces as the coat shell and from there put the "lining" and the outer "coat" together and attach with bias binding around the edges or right sides together, turn and topstitch.
Easy Guide to Sewing Linings. As I did this, I noted that the pattern did not have hems but the entire coat does have 1/2" seam allowances, so in the appropriate areas I added hems for the sleeve, coat body and hood. I added traditional hems of 1 1/2" so that I could have a good hem turn-up that would give some weight to the overall coat and help it lay better.
Sewtionary (such a very useful book) and these came out positively beautiful. I interfaced the coat front, sleeve hems, back coat hem and also did a back stay in the back coat body. It really is a pretty well built children's coat.
I was rather determined not to purchase any materials for this coat as my stash is just so insane (still). I had this saturated red wool melton coating and I culled my scraps stash for the kasha lining in the sleeve and hood and did a little cotton double gauze in the body that was also interlined in muslin. My niece's favorite colors are purple and pink and as I didn't have the right kind of fabric for a purple or pink coat, I had to add that part somewhere.
For more detailed info, check out my pattern review. Also, I've decided to close comments on my blog as they have been rather insane to keep up with. But if you are wanting ask me any questions you are welcome to hop, skip and jump to my pattern review and ask away.