7.09.2010

Baby-in-the-Hood Jacket : Two

 I made this Baby-in-the-Hood Jacket for Vinny but it turned out a little girly. It's the dot fabric I think. The Alexander Henry 2D Zoo fabric and the brown corduroy is boyish enough. I just think the combination of the three looks like a little girls jacket.
I think I have this jacket figured out now. I'm not using 1/2" seam allowances next time. That is something that drives me nuts (I'll post on that another time). I'm going to make the next one about one inch longer (just personal preference on jacket length) and make the button placket a bit wider so that when I have a little more wiggle room in sewing. I think I also mentioned this on my previous post about the jacket... I'll also make the lining a tad smaller than the outer shell. I'm much happier with this jacket than the first because my topstitching was precise. I am a bit OCD when it comes to topstitching. If you are thinking about making this jacket it really is quite easy and the instructions are really quite clear. Also, since it's fully lined with no exposed seams you don't need a serger. The only drawback it that you are basically sewing two jackets so it takes a bit longer than I like to spend on a project. I need things that can be completed in a few nap times.



5 comments:

Jo said...

you're right...it does look a little girly but it's adorable nonetheless! i'm super impressed!

elise said...

send it right over for my daughter-- it's SO cute! you do a great job.

Jake said...

Wow! That looks awesome! You are so talented. I love it!

Kimberly said...

It's darling! Yes, it is on the girly side, but still so cute. I'm always impressed with taste in fabric combos.

Kimberly said...

I think it looks super cute. I love the dots with the 2d zoo. I am def. going to enter the giveaway. I have a little girl that could use this.
I have been wanting to tackle the same pattern. Although, technically the book is due back at the library. Last week. I don't think they know they are not getting it back. :) Awesome job.

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