I found some suitable domes at Fabric Vision today and they are a good size and should be easy for little hands to manage
I have added some ric rac between the centre and side front panels, along the hood edge, and on the back
(The pockets are hidden between the panel seams and under the ric rac)
I think the lining fabric complements the rest of the coat but it isn't too conservative or 'expected'
The coat needs a gentle steam and the buttons, and then it is finished. I can't wait to see the little girl it is intended for in the coat but I suspect it will be too big for this winter but hopefully will be a good fit for next.
I have also made her a skirt (back view).
This was from a Japanese pattern book. The book is written in Japanese but the diagramatic instructions are easy to follow. The skirt was very easy to make, although my perfectionist tendencies meant that it took a lot longer to sew than it should have!