Clearly having a December baby comes with certain needs. A jacket for one. So back when I was on a jacket making roll (like the Michelle and the Desmond) I went ahead and made a quick and simple jacket for Penny, and then I just hoped it would fit 🙂
Start with your bodice pieces (shown is the lining) Sew them together at the shoulders. You will do all of these steps for the lining and outer pieces.
Measure the neckline and subtract 1.5 inches then cut a rectangle strip that length round the top edge. of both sides. You will cut two collars one for the outside and one for the lining, however I cut both of mine from the outer fabric.
Pin the collar to the neckline right sides together. The collar should be just short of the neckline on both sides. Sew in place. Again you will do this for the lining and outer jacket.
Then sew the sleeves into the arm curve. (for both lining and outer.
Then with right sides together sew from sleeve edge to armpit and then down the side.
Next with the lining and outer pieces which at this point should all be sewn up the same way, you are going to sew them together. To do this match right sides together and sew all along the outside edge leaving an opening so you can turn it right side out.
Then turn it right side out and top stitch along the same edge closing the opening in the process. You will notice the front overlaps nicely.
Jacket done and ready to go.
To keep a little baby warm and cozy on these cold winter days. Or any other child, or you could make one for yourself. Simple and cute.