After searching the stores for a jacket ,I decided to make one instead. The ones in the store were all pink or the ones from the better stores were outrageously expensive.
I love stores like Baby Gap, but can never afford to shop there. My upstairs is well stocked with fabric. I selected a light weight woven plaid. We live in Florida where a cold day is in the 50s . I love the winter coats styles people up north get to wear , so I made a light weight version of those styles.
I cut out a simple bodice and sleeve pattern . i made it a little large ,so we could use the coat the whole cold season.
The hat is an easy beret. It is basically a large circle gathered around the edges with a circular band sewn to the edges.
There are pom poms on the top corners of the jacket opening and one on top of the beret.
I used brown ribbon sewn under the pompoms to tie the coat shut.
For decoration I sewed a thin braid around the edges . Then I added a second row of elastic loops.
I lined the jacket with a light weight contrasting fabric.