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« on: July 01, 2010 10:06:34 AM »

I am new to the wonderful world of sewing and this is my first time posting....so be kind hehe. My little lad needed a light jacket for the summer and then when looking around the local second hand shop I saw this L man's shirt.

The material was quite thick for a shirt but thin enough to e perfect for this project. Although the pattern is not kind to your eyes if you stare at it long enough.

So using one of his tshirts as a basic guide I drafted a patten and got to work. The end result is far from perfect but  I am delighted with it. It was my first time putting in a zipper and I am thrilled that it is not half as daunting as I thought it would be.

And here's the little man modelling it

Thanks for looking,any c&c very welcome
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2010 11:24:11 AM »

I love this project in all kinds of ways! I love the pattern of the fabric, and I love that you used an old shirt. I love the jacket itself, it's so cute! Great job!

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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2010 01:00:22 PM »

Sooo cute! The jacket turned out prefect!

« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2010 08:42:29 PM »

that is amazing and he is so cute in it
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2010 07:21:59 PM »

wow! what a cool idea. did you line it with anything? i find it hard to buy jackets for my wee man as they are so bulky or ugly, i might have to have a go at making one. thanks for sharing:)
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2010 02:21:33 AM »

This is adorable.  And that print is perfect for a jacket!
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