Saturday, May 16, 2009

Something to Keep Him Warm

Well Oliver seems to get left out of the sewing expeditions a fair bit as I love all those girlie fabrics and skirts and dresses so much! But I made the decision to make him a jacket as I couldn't justify the prices on all of the ones I liked!




So here is the end product.... I have never made a jacket before so the sewing was sort of all over the place, and for my next one (yes it wasnt too bad of an experience) I will put it together differently as I found that some of the Overlocker stitching shows.

I altered a button up collared shirt pattern for the shape and went from there... Using some uncoated twill for the outer layer, some turtle print cotton for the inside and theres a hidden layer of flannel that I picked up in the remnant bin to keep him nice and warm.

I ummed and ahhhed about what to use for buttons, but am pleased with my end decision to use jean studs as they look ace. :)






Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!!

7 comments:

Romi Jade said...

WOW!! I can't believe you made this without a pattern too! It's gorgeous, I love the turtles - Jasmine loves turtles too, what a great jacket! Well done!

Little Munchkins said...

The jacket looks great! Love the cute turtles fabric.

Miss Amy said...

can you believe that turtle fabric cost me about $1pm??? crazy!!!

Karen said...

Amy this is adorable! I also love the turtles - great use of them on the back as well. Very clever.

Liam's Mummy said...

Oliver looks very cute in his new jacket! I love the turtles on the back and the sleeve too.

Beetlehouse Designs said...

Looks great.

Sahra said...

What an awesome Jacket!! I love the appliques. Marcus would love something like that

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