27 September 2015

Plaid Jacket

When I got the email that Shwin & Shwin was having a sale on their jacket patterns I had to get a couple.  I've been wanting to make Cupcake a jacket for a while and I'm not going to pass up on a sale.  The Michelle Jacket is the first pattern I've used with more than two pieces - I was excited for a new challenge.  Clear directions made it easy to follow and put together so it was a great first pattern to use.

I was given the adorable plaid canvas, and was saving it just for a project like this.  The pale pink lining is a sheet I picked up at the thrift store.  The piping and buttons were also given to me, so it was less than $10 for this adorable jacket!

I like everything about this jacket.  The hood for staying warm.  The pockets for keeping treasures.  The piping for a bit of color.  The shape is so girly for my little princess.  She looked so stylish wearing it to church today.

There were a lot of firsts with this project but the biggest thing was the buttons.  I had never sewn a button hole before!  I did do a few practice ones before starting on the jacket, but I probably should have done a few more.  Patience isn't my strong suit.  Of the five, the first three aren't great, but my last two were as good as I'd expect to get.  I'm glad I had this project to push me to try something new!

This whole project made me smile: starting with cute fabric,  facing new challenges, having lots of success, and ending with a warm, happy little girl. 


Mandapanda said...

Looks amazing!!! Great work!!!

Anna Mae Fipke said...

Awesome job! No wonder she loves it so much! !

Paisley Roots said...

What a darling jacket! <3