|Pattern Description: Infants lined buntings and jacket, jumpsuits, pants, reversible blanket and hat. I made the jacket. |
Pattern Sizing:Newborn to Large, I made a large for my GD.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes with out the added embellishment and I eliminated the mittens.
Were the instructions easy to follow?Yes, very much so.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I liked how easy it was to make, no dislikes.
Fabric Used:The top is a royal blue fleece from my acquired stash, so I don't know what kind it is, or if it is high quality or not, as I have never sewn fleece before. The navy lining was a fine Italian cotton knit. Both of these were given to me in a 195 yard of various fabric gift! I purchase the furry fleece stuff at JoAnns.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I didn't like the look of velcro for a closure at the shoulder although this might be make using it for a newborn easier. I used two blue snaps instead, using my handy Snap Setter. Also I realized this jacket lacked a feminine feel, so to make it more so, I added a white furry fleece edge. On hind site I think a faux leopard furry trim might have been better. This jacket will make my granddaughter look like a Hanukah smurf elf! But she has lovely blue eyes, so she will be a cute elf! The fur trim was made by buying this very fluffy stuff, that shred from the cut edge all over my sewing room and clothes. I serged the edges and washed it, but soon as I started cutting into it, fluff was flying. I basically sewed a tube of it, and attached the trim at the cuffs and around the front of the hood. This is hand sewn, so it is removable, in case she doesn't like it.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?I would recommend this jacket. My GD is 1 and will be 18 months when she needs this, and the size large seemed to be equivalent to most 12 months patterns measurements and she is small. This was so easy to put together and I saw one very similar in style on Pinterest with the kimono closure at the shoulder, and realized I had a pattern very similar. I think this would be very cute in a plaid fleece.
Conclusion: I wanted to make my GD a lightweight coat to wear. Last year when visiting them, her mother never put her coat on her to run errands, even when it was as low as 30 degrees. I realized she had a very nice puffy coat, that probably cost some money, but dear GD wouldn't fit in her car seat with the coat on! So I made her a light weight jacket, and I wanted to use up some of my fabric. Mission accomplished, even if it is smurf like.