In the meantime, I made her a little coat during naptimes this weekend.
The coat is a red cotton 21 wale corduroy* purchased at Home Ec Workshop. I like it, which is good because I over-bought so I think I'll make her a little dress as well. The lining is the Very Hungry Caterpillar cotton. I've had the caterpillar fabric for awhile. I think that it would be cozier with flannel, and I'm considering making a second in wool with flannel.
The pattern is from Etsy. I highly recommend the pattern. It was surprisingly and deceptively simple and quick to sew.
As you can see, it still needs 4 buttons. I can't decide. Red? Green? Fabric covered? The print is too big to use for the buttons. Anyone have any thoughts on buttons? Once it's finished, I'll post new pictures of it being modeled. I made a size 2T hoping that it would fit this fall and then again int he spring, but I'm not sure if that's going to happen or not. But it does fit now, so that's good.
*I learned what the term "wale" means in terms of corduroy. It's the numbers of ridges per inch. So 21 wale is a fine wale. And this particular fabric is super soft. Wikipedia also tells me that there is a rapper named Wale.