Mommy started a coat for Michael this week, but even though it is finished, she says the pattern needs adjusting.
When she was making it, she increased stitches to give Michael room in the coat to move around, but when it was all done, the coat ended up being too wide at the bottom edge. Mommy says it looks more like a girl’s coat. In the first photograph, you can see how wide the hem looks. In the second photo, Mommy has pulled the fabric back some, and the coat looks better on Michael.
But Mommy is pleased with some of the things, like the pattern stitch, the hood and the length. She says she is going to make another coat for Michael, adjusting the width, and then she will share the pattern with you.
(Riley is also going to need some warmer clothes to wear under her new coat!)
In the meantime, Riley is happy! With the sleeves rolled up a bit, the coat fits her just fine. She can’t wait for winter now so she can go outside and play in the snow. We told her not to wish the summer away though. The cold weather will come soon enough!
Mommy has also been working on Auntie E.’s rug this week. She is starting the border, and will do some backstitching around the blocks after that. It should be finished in a few more days…