This used to be an unfinished object at the back of my closet for months. I finally got around to finishing it! I made a measuring mistake early on, thus turning the jacket into a coat. The cuffs can be let out though, so the jacket will fit him this year as a coat and next year as a jacket. The yellow and polka-dot lining used to be a pillow case and a sheet which I scored at the local flea market for a buck (I also got the buttons there). The blue outer fabric is corduroy, which makes it perfect for a light spring/fall jacket (yes I know, it's now summer.... as I said, unfinished object...)
On to pictures:
Front of the coat. I even managed to (almost) line up the stripe that hides a seam in the corduroy (had to piece the material a bit, as I had so little of the corduroy)
Back of the coat. The kid really likes the huge hood, and so do I.
Aaaand, the lining. It's really not perfect and I cheated a lot (this was the first jacket I made), but I think it's okay over all.
The buttonholes are a bit stretched, as the buttons are pretty thick and the corduroy is stretchier than I thought. Oh, and I did use a pattern, at least initially. But then, measuring mistakes, the added hood and this and that led to winging the thing in the end.
What do you think? Spotting any mistakes I could avoid in the future?