Throwback Thursday: Coats!

This week has been a bit crazy, so I’m afraid this Throwback Thursday is going to be short and sweet. The British Autumn means going for walks over crisp, golden leaves, conker picking and snuggling up in a new coat. For those of you looking for a touch of vintage inspiration for your little ones’ coats, have a look at these gorgeous examples!

1930s examples of Vintage Girls' Coats

1930s examples of Vintage Girls’ Coats

Wool coats worn by Shirley Temple in the 1930s.

Wool coats worn by child star Shirley Temple in the 1930s.

1940s examples of Vintage Girls' Coats.

1940s examples of Vintage Girls’ Coats.

1950s examples of Vintage Girls' Coats.

1950s examples of Vintage Girls’ Coats.

1960s examples of Vintage Girls' Coats including Caroline Kennedy in the centre.

1960s examples of Vintage Girls’ Coats including Caroline Kennedy in the centre.

Aren’t they all just gorgeous?! I love the attention to detail and classic lines. If your expertise doesn’t extend to drafting your own pattern, check out the beautiful Burda Girl’s Dress Coat. Not that it needs anything added to it to make it any prettier, but you could modify the pattern to incorporate features of the dresses above. Just think of contrast collars and piping, or of scalloped detailing- the possibilities are endless!

Even if your time doesn’t allow for a new coat made from scratch, why not add a touch of embroidery to a store-bought one? Or replace the mundane buttons with some of the quirky variety?! I love the way sewing allows us to bring character to our clothing, to make garments personal and unique. Now lets put some of that personality into outerwear!

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