I took this roll of material up to the counter and it didn't have a price tag. "We'll just make it $3 a meter," the shop assistant said. Fine by me! So this light little Winter jacket, made with only one meter of material was great for the budget!
The pattern is from the Japanese pattern magazine Cucito, Spring 2012 edition. The sleeves had elastic around the wrist, but I didn't really like that - maybe on a younger child it would look cute - so I kept them wide. I took extra time to do bright orange top stitching everywhere to give a little bit more detail, and I added some denim elbow pads which give the jacket some great character.
Problems...well I had to re-cut one of the front panels when I realised I had not lined up the print. What an oversight, lucky I had spare material. And, this was the first time I had used press-studs. They look great, but I'm scared if he pulls at them too often they might rip straight out of the material, though I hope not! I machine stitched the blind bottom hem - another first - which I had to do twice to get it right. It looks good from the front, but you can see the stitch from the inside...I suppose when you want it done fast (like me) this is a great way to go. But on more important projects I think hand stitching would be better.
And the jacket styled another way.....
undone, rolled sleeves, my little rock star in the making, ha ha :)