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Pattern Reviews> Ottobre Design Magazine> 04-2010-7 (Piilo Hooded Sweat Jacket)

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Posted on:8/8/10 7:56 PM
Last Updated:2/17/14 11:53 AM
Project Photo:Ottobre Design Magazine: 04-2010-7 by jent

Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 2 people   
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Fabric:Corduroy  [See other projects in this fabric]
Update: 2/2014 I made a new version of this coat - visit my blog for more details
Pattern Description:
A-line jacket "sewn from stretchy printed sweater knit and lined with striped cotton single jersey. The Hood has a zipper along its top seam and can be opened into a collar. The face edge of teh hood is finished with a casing and elastic. The wide rib cuffs, the beautiful double-breasted buttoning and the small pockets add to the sweet look."

Pattern Sizing:
62-92 - I made the 74 - which is equivalent to a 12 mos size.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were excellent. The only thing I think that was left out were the instructions to top stitch the front panels and around the neckline (the stitching shows in the illustration). I did this after completing joining the lining and stitching the hem. It holds the lining down nicely and makes the inside and outside look very rtw, so I wouldn't skip this step.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love this pattern. This is an adorable coat that looks very boutique, but is surprisingly easy to put together. I think I must be getting better because I didn't feel nearly as challenged as with some of my prior Ottobre sewing projects. The only section that had me scratching my head was joining the shell sleeve and lining sleeve. I finally figured that out, and snapped a couple of photos incase anyone else has difficulty figuring out how this is supposed to be done. I hope they make sense.
Putting it together: click here
After it's stitched: click here

Fabric Used:
I used corduroy from my stash and lined it with a cotton spandex knit, also from my stash. I was curious if this would turn out since the pattern calls for french terry (or sweater knit as they call it), but it went together beautifully. The knit lining is especially nice - it's so soft and comfy.
Since the corduroy was so plain, I embellished with some beautiful designs from Anita Goodesign, Sugar & Spice collection Sugar & Spice and added some colorful buttons.
The only money I spent was to buy the ribbing for the sleeves and pockets, the buttons, and a zipper. Less than $10.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
If I had a baby girl of my own, I would make her several of these.


I made this for a very special friend who's having her first baby and has waited a very long time for this little one and experienced a lot of heartache waiting for her. I wanted her to have something really special - since a long-awaited baby is more precious than just about anything.
Front Hood Closed click here
Back Hood Closed click here
Front Hood Open click here
Back Hood Open click here
Inside lining/ label click here
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Cheryl Reeves said...
Cute little jacket - love the embroidery.
8/9/10 2:42 AM
newmama said...
That is such a precious jacket. I think the soft knit lining was a wonderful idea and the embroidery is beautiful. I'm sure it will be very special to your friend and her daughter.
8/9/10 12:21 PM
Pj3g said...
I love them! Totally cute!
2/28/14 5:43 PM
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