I finally finished this drop-shoulder, gored jacket for my just-turned-2-year-old daughter. It's fully lined, with a hood and covered buttons. I'm still not sure adding the gored panels was such a fantastic idea, but I think they're growing on me.
It's made of cotton velveteen, and the lining is a cotton Marimekko-style print purchased from a fantastic local discount store--I used about a yard of each fabric, and they were each $2 a yard, so even with the the covered button kit, the project cost was about $6.
It was loosely based on a raincoat of hers--I didn't get to try it my daughter ONE TIME during the construction (anybody else have a just-turned-two-year old who can say "I don't want to try anything on"?), so the fit leaves something to be desired, and it's especially loose around her little narrow shoulders. Do you think I should try to fix it, or just wait for her to grow into it? All in all, I'm pleased with it--I took my time with this one, and did some of the nice details like top-stitching and reinforcing that make this garment look a lot less thrown-together than some of my other attempts.
Comments and constructive criticism welcome!