I just freehand drew the outline of the coat and then cut out a collar and pockets. I'm sorry I don't have a pattern, but if it helps I've included the little cutout drawing I did. :) I have lots of buttons, so I just picked a few that looked cute on the coat. You could totally do french knots with ribbon or yarn, or anything like that. All embroidery was done with two strands. Blanket stitch was used for the outline of the coat, center of coat, pockets, and collar. Backstitch was used (in red) on the collar and pockets. I just made a little sort of star/snowflake on the pockets by making a plus sign and then an X over that. Real technical, I know. ;) When I was all done, right before I finished all the outer stitching, I stuffed a little poly-fil in there.
I saw some that had little mittens hanging from the arms of the coat. That would be really cute, especially little knitted or crocheted ones to add another texture. I thought a little scarf would be cute too, but, of course, didn't make one. And finally I saw some ornaments that hung on little hangers. I actually purchased the wire to make a little hanger and by the time I remembered I had already stitched the neck closed. Next time.
DMC floss (pink) 3713
DMC floss (red) 817
I embroidered her name and the year on the back with one strand of each color.
And finally, here is my little cutout drawing.
Happy Holidays to everyone! I hope you have the most wonderful Christmas and a very blessed New Year!
Until next time...
Lady by the Bay