Posted on January 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm

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Today’s post is by Threadpanda, an item for her regular Friday Finds feature. If you don’t know her blog, I recommend it for her curatorial bent, as a digest of independent designers and other good stuff.

Today’s pattern prize is Hetty’s Garden, an elegant coat with floral detailing on the back, a mandarin collar, and generous pockets.

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Hetty’s Garden Coat is more tailored than the sketch would suggest. I dropped the faced hems from the original idea as I found them to be too bulky, and used an interesting ribbing treatment instead, one that leads logically into the stitches that form the flower pattern.

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The sweater is named for Hetty Whitney, another of my favorite member of the Folly Cove Designers. Hetty’s print “Victory Garden” has a loose connection to the flower pattern on the back, which quite honestly has been stewing in my sketch book for awhile. When I went looking for useful ideas to show Susan Mills for the collection, this coat was the first pattern I showed her.

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It’s worked up in Classic Elite Wynter, which comes in a number of garden-y colors. Click over to Threadpanda and comment for a chance to win the pattern, and don’t forget, the whole Folly Cove collection is 10% off this week when you use the checkout code FFC10.

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