Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The Perfect Spring Jacket
Window shopping one day, we were so taken with an adorable spring jacket hanging in the window of a childrens store; we just knew we had to buy it. But once inside looking at the “designer” price tag, we said what we always say in those situations … ”we can make that!”.
So the search began for a similar laminated cotton fabric and we found it in Anna Maria Horner’s Small Gathering – Citrus from her Good Folks Collection. We lined the jacket with a high-quality interlock cotton knit that gives perfect body to the jacket and just the right warmth and softness. This combination made for a waterproof children’s jacket that isn’t stiff and “vinyly” like many you see in stores.
We chose Sew Baby’s Petal Jacket for the pattern. What I love about this pattern are the clear instructions, ease of construction, and the unique silhouette – a hybrid jacket/poncho that is perfect for a growing toddler. The jacket’s open sides allow it to fall freely and not bunch up in the car seat. The sleeves roll at the cuff to grow as the child grows. A lined hood, with soft ribbing around the face, is a nice touch that keeps baby comfortable. The finishing touch is the over-sized flower buttons we chose (easy to button on squirmy child).
We get compliments every where we go with this jacket. The jacket is cute but the little girl who wears it is even cuter!
Posted by Ann Brodsky