While we've had more snow the last two weeks than we've had all winter I've persevered in the hope that spring will come and decided to keep on my with my sewing plans. Spring dictated a lightweight jacket for Not Niece No. 1, since she is the oldest, and runs out of clothes first as she grows.
I picked up this sweatshirt weight knit at our first sewing swap in December, knowing it would be made into something for my Special Girl who loves every shade of pink. The zipper also came from my stash and I love the pop of color it brings!
Now, my lesson for you today class, is never judge a pattern by its cover. I was in need of a quick fix project. Something I could get done start to finish but I didn't have a kids jacket pattern.
How about you? How's the stashbusting going this month? I feel like this month has gone faster than the other two! Also, have you ever had an unpromising pattern save the day?
This little jacket is so cute! Perfect for spring, and I love the bows in the print. Wish I had one in my size :)
That pattern works much better as a jacket than as a dress. How many women are out there now who may never want to learn to sew because they equate home-sewn garments with their mothers making them a dress based on that pattern?
Thanks! I was super pleased with the results too.
I KNOW!!! What a good point. I just couldn't believe how terrible it was the more I looked at it. I don't know how it ended up in my stash but it will never be used as a dress!
I love this fabric! And the zipper is just perfect for it. I'm sure she'll love it.
Love what you did with this fabric.Very cute.
She thought it was great! Wore it as soon as I gave it to her.
That was some foresight, seeing past the pattern cover to what you were able to make! I love how that jacket looks...lucky girl!
Thanks! I was pretty tickled when it turned out so well!
Post a Comment