This year has not brought us the warm showers of spring, instead we are having the bitter winds of autumn. But when the sun is shining it can get pretty warm. It was decided that Mouse needed a spring coat for school. She has a nice short khaki trench coat for church and such. But now one she can enjoy the playground with. I decided making her what I was looking for would be the easiest. Mostly because I had a huge swath of brown corduroy left over from who know what. In fact might have inherited that lot. I also had a matching 2 yards of white and brown striped cotton. You might remember the fabric from this project.
I took Mouse's trench coat and laid it out over some news paper and traced around the different sections to make my pattern.