Thursday, July 15, 2010

Elephants on Parade

We are leaving on vacation in two days, and my 3-year-old grandson did not have a jacket to take. So today I made him one. That sounds like I just sat down and made a jacket---false impression, there. This jacket gave me fits, mostly because of my own error. I thought the jacket would be quick and easy, but it seemed to take forever. I had to use my seam ripper all too often, and I broke 3 needles in the process. I really am slow when I sew. But finally, the jacket is finished and I think it's adorable. I can't wait to see it on Elliot.

The pattern: Ottobre 01/2005, design #26, Hooded Sweat Jacket

Size: 104 (US size 5 toddler)

Fabric: Sweatshirt fleece that Jessica bought from fabric.com. The hood is lined with a yummy-thick knit from Hancock's.


Wonder Tape is wonderful! I don't think the pocket edges would have turned out so nice and even without Wonder Tape.

I used the reverse side of my coverstitch for the hem. Yes, it is a bit curvy-crooked. :/

For fun, I added a bit of grosgrain ribbon to the hem---just a little embellishment I once saw on a ready-to-wear garment.


The hood has a piece of elastic at center front. Ottobre is great with these little details.

The sleeve backs have elbow patches. How cute is that? Not my original idea--part of the pattern. :)

Okay, were off to Colorado for a few days. I hope the jacket fits Elliot!

14 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, that is just darling! I hope it fits too! Great job!

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  2. Such a nice jacket with great details! Where could you buy such a cute elephant-print sweatshirt?

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  3. such a cute jacket! LOve it!

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  4. Thats a very nice jacket! Well done!

    Wish you wonderful days in Colorado.
    We will go tomorrow to vacances too. Bavaria, our neighbour country.

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  5. Very cute jacket. Have a wonderful time in Colorado, who knows, our paths just might cross!

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  6. The jacket is super cute! Have a wonderful vacation.

    BTW, what is wonder tape and how did you use it in this pocket?

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  7. I can't believe you made this!! Awesome!!

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  8. This turned out so fantastic! I'd love to see a picture of it on the kid. I love how Ottobre patterns look like something kids would want to buy now.

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  9. Wow, the fabric and style is just adorable!

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  10. What a great jacket! It's so cute!

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  11. How cute!!!! That is one lucky boy!

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  12. cool jacket!! amazing job!

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  13. Hı!from Turkey.I have two sons and I really lıke this jacket.Thank you for sharıng.

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