A coat and cap for Andrew.

It took me long enough, but I finally finished the last of three coats-and-caps for the three new babies in our reenacting unit. I'm especially blessed that the other two babies belong to two of my darling-est friends, because now I get to pretend I'm "Auntie Amy". :)

This last coat/cap combo is for Andrew. He's just turned 8 months. I fear it might have turned out a little too simple compared to the other two -- but I was trying out a different trim option. Nevertheless, I like how it turned out! I used a tan silk taffeta for the lining on this one and I think it'll suit little Andrew wonderfully. Plus it'll be super cozy!

I used my wool plaid bias as a trim. It just looked so good with the brown wool flannel -- hopefully Kerri will forgive me for looking "matchy-matchy" with her son! Haha! :)

That's all for tonight. We leave for the reenactment first thing Friday morning, so I will be spending tomorrow attaching my skirt to my bodice, adding hooks and eyes to close it, making a list, packing, and all that jazz. Have a lovely evening, my friends. May the Lord bless you and keep you.


Deanna said...

This is darling!
Have a great week-end.
Merry Christmas,
d from homehaven

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

I think they turned out fabulous, and I don't think they're 'matchy' at all.

Lauren said...

How darling. I love it.

lissawi said...

It's lovely!

Mrs. Mac said...

The coat and car are adorable! What did you use for a pattern?

Amy said...

Mrs. Mac -- Thanks! For the cap, I enlarged one of Sarah Jane's patterns she posted on her historical clothing blog (

And for the coat, I went off of a drawing a friend from the Sewing Academy sketched me from an original in a museum near her, and I just adjusted the size to fit my daughter. Let me know if you need me to send you the sketch. It was really easy to put together.

Mrs. Mac said...

If you could send me the sketch that would be lovely!

My e-mail is EkHrafnsDove @

Rachel said...

I have been reading for awhile, thought I would finally say something and that darling coat just did it for me! So fabulous! I love it. Thanks for sharing your talents and passions.

K and Crew said...

Amy, I have been following your blog for a bit and I have to say that the things you do are fabulous! I have a dear friend who is having a baby boy this spring and would love to make a coat for the next winter for him. Would it be possible to share the drawing you based the pattern off of? Thank you so very much. Karen Elrod