Man I know it is probably not nearly as cold outside as it is for some of you but here in sunny California it has taken a turn for the cold!! It was so warm out for so long and then it suddenly turned into fall. Which by the way I am not complaining! I LOVE the fall but realized very quickly when the weather changed that no one in my family had the right attire for the changing weather. So with my mind set I went out to purchase a couple of coats for my kiddos. I had in mind the perfect coat for each of my kids but once I got to the store and reality set in with what was available in my price range I began to feel as though I'd be spending way more money than I really wanted to for a coat that was really only so-so. Leaving the 1st store that I had stopped at I told myself "not to worry, you will find what you are looking for"
Joann's Fabrics just opened up next door to the store that I was recently at so of course I decided to take a "quick" stop in. I say "quick" in qoutations because I am sure you know just how "quick" I truly meant :) And I am so glad I made this little stop because lucky for me they just happened to be having a sale on their Simplicity Patterns. 5 for $5.00. Well that just made my day! The limit was 10 so of course I bought 10! For my son's coat I used pattern #2526 and for my daughter I used #2876.
With my great deal on the patterns and with fleece on sale for only $4.99 a yd, I was able to make both their coats for about $25.00! Pretty awesome right?! And I have to admit that I was pretty pleased with how they turned out. Both coats were exaclty what I imagined when I set out that morning to purchase them. My favorite part on both of their coats is the lining that peeks out every now and then and of course the buttons! I simply love buttons, don't you?!
Who knew I would've ended up just making their coats for them? Really though now that I look back I am asking myself "why didnt I just think of that in the 1st place?" Oh...Now if I could only find time to make one for myself!