If Adrian designed the perfect coat for the perfect little girl . . . September 09, 2011 05:43 2 Comments

McCall-7547
She is a meticulous child. A fashionable child. A child who knows exactly how she wants to look. Her black patent mary janes must be polished until they are shiny bright, until they reflect her dimpled smile. Her lace-edged anklets must be paper white and folded to the exact same height. She will stand in front of the mirror adjusting them until they are just right — even if it takes ten minutes.

How is it possible that she is your spawn, you, Ms. Yoga Pants? You wonder. Often.

You will make McCall 7547, copyright 1949, just for her. It has shoulder pads. Shoulder pads! The tiny shoulder-pad pattern is right there. Included. She will love this coat. She will love the shoulder pads. She will love the gift-wrapped surprise. Of course, you will have to sew while she sleeps. Otherwise, this clever little girl will know. And you will not have the surprise spoiled. You won't. You want to enjoy her glee when she opens the package.

You saw the perfect cashmere last week — yes, this child can wear cashmere, no need to worry about spills or stains, she simply wouldn't allow them — at the fabric store. The color of a ripe Red Delicious apple. She will love it. Absolutely.

And, yes, you guessed it: This lovely detailed coat can be yours, if you drop  by The Blue Gardenia, where the patterns are counted, the jewelry is sparkling and domestic shipping is free. (And we happily ship abroad for a postal fee.)