One of my New Year's Resolutions is to crochet more, sew more, and try new things. So when I read about Call Ajaire's Mackinaw Coat pattern testing call, I applied. I was accepted, and then I thought, "Oh... What did I sign up for? I've never made a coat before!" I was intimidated, but I didn't quit, and now my son has a special coat made just for him by Mommy (me).
Originally, I had different brown buttons on the coat, but they didn't all match. So I finally found six dark wooden buttons. I think they match the faux fur better than the other wood buttons I had on the coat.
One of my favorite parts of this coat is the back belt loop. That dark strip of denim down the middle of the coat has an opening for the coat's belt. Isn't that cool!?
I think my son is pretty happy with his new coat. It's a little big, but I'm totally fine with that because the temperatures are warming up already, so I'm hoping he'll be able to wear it next winter.
If you'd like to make a Mackinaw coat, you can get the pattern from the Designs by Call Ajaire Etsy shop, and with coupon code MACK15, you'll receive 15% off. This coupon code is good through February 21st. But if you join the Designs by Call Ajaire Facebook page, you'll have access to a special 25% off coupon to use during the release period. So make sure you get your Mackinaw Pattern before the sew-a-long starts on February 23rd!