I really wanted to do a long pea coat because I love little girls in pea coats. Growing up my parents did not have tons of money but we always had beautiful pea coats, or what we called a "church" coat. It was the coat we wore when we were dressed up or going somewhere special, like church. I spent
I extended the length, added a bubble bottom and added darts to the front and back to give a more fitted look and make the bubble more dramatic. I cut the original pattern pieces from both the coat and the dress and laid them on top of each other to create the new pattern. My favorite detail is the bow on the back...so adorable.