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Making outerwear is one of my favorite things. My first few patterns were jackets, and typically I come out with a new coat or jacket pattern each year. However when I sat down to make this year’s jacket I decided I really just wanted to make another Nina coat. (it was my favorite last year) However Penny wanted a hood, and pockets… so I added a hood and I seamed the skirt so I could add pockets.

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It made this quite possibly my most favorite jacket ever. The fur is a button on fir from her sister’s old jacket. The jacket didn’t fit her yet but she really wanted the fur so I sewed some buttons on to the new hood and we added the fur trim. We can transfer it later to the other jacket when we are done.

I made a hood pattern for the girl’s coat (still working on the women’s)

Nina Coat Pattern

Girl’s Nina Coat hood Pattern Add-On

You will need a little extra yardage for the hood instead of the collar

I used this army green wool for the coat which I am so in love with since it’s an unexpected color for a girl, but we used pops of hot pink with the inside stitching, and bias trim around the facing. (it’s also the color of the button band on the fur)

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The Nina coat has such a feminine shape it handles the masculine color well.

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I cut the skirt piece in half and added seam allowance and in seam pockets (the women’s Nina pattern includes instructions on how to do this)

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I also added some studs to the front shoulders for a little bling.

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Penny loves her coat which keeps her super warm in our chilly weather and it makes me happy every time I see her wear it.

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Nina Coat Pattern