|Today is the day for the sweet jacket. It’s another piece from the project run and play entry. I had a completely different idea for the adult inspired challenge, I was making a top that was going over the eye lit top so only the eye lit at the bottom would peek out, but as it often happens I finished the top put in on my little one and it was horrible… The ruffle around the neck looked like she was drowning in a clown collar, the sleeves looked like the puffy pirate top from the show Sienfeld, and well don’t get me started on the faux button flap detail that was horrid. Maybe someday I will re-visit the design and try to “make it work”, however for the competition I was running out of time to make something and have time to take pictures in daylight. I had some idea of what I wanted to make, so I did a search through pictures I had saved and choose a jacket I loved to use as my insperation. Making it child friendly was the easy part. I am so glad I went with the jacket, even if this outfit is what got me voted off project run and play it was my most favorite pieces I made the whole competition, and my little miss is getting a lot of wear out of the pieces still. So would you like to make your own?
Great! I do apologize in advance that I did, as I said sew this in the wee hours of the night at my parents house with pretty poor lighting so many of the pictures are really blurry, and I am sorry about that but hopefully it won’t be that bad.
|The next place you want to add some length to is the top of the sleeve. Move the shirt up on the paper about another inch from where it was, and then trace the curve of the sleeve as you would normally, but connect to the armpit.|
|Start by sewing right sides together the front facing to the front bodice. Then I serged the front facing edge.|
|Turn the facing around to the back.|
|Next with right sides together sew the front and back bodice pieces together and the shoulder.|
|Next pin your sleeves in place. Add pleats down side between the top of the shoulder and the armpit.|
|Next hem the sleeve.|
|Next sew two tab pieces together, clip the curve and turn them right side out. DO this to all the tabs. Then spacing them out how you like down the inside of the jacket sew the tabs in place. (oh hem the jacket first…)|
|The tabs will fold around to the front|
|Sew some buttons to secure the tabs in place.|
|That’s it. A simple, yet stylish light little jacket perfect for the spring.|
|While I love the jacket with the sweet little miss ensemble, I also love pairing the khaki color with some bold colors…|
|No matter what it is paired with it seems to be the perfect little jacket for my sweet little miss.(oh and as a side note those jeans? tutorial coming 🙂
This is sooooo cute!! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:<br />http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-cropped-military-jacket-for-little-girls/2011/02/19/<br /><br />–Anne
Shauna!! I just love this jacket!! I cannot wait to play with making my own in a couple weeks!! I feel like all your tutorials are very well written, like you would jot a receipe down to a friend! PERFECT!
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