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!