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Topic: Fair Weather jacket--Little Red Riding Hood edition!  (Read 3475 times)
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« on: March 16, 2009 02:22:31 PM »

Hey there!  This is my version of vegbee's Fairweather jacket, and my first experience making a piece of clothing from a pattern.  And hey, it worked!  I was kind of shocked at how few problems I encountered.  And all problems were mainly my own stupidity and/or fabric misbehavior. 

For fabric, I used an adorable print of Big Bad wolves chasing lambs through the trees, but I only had one yard.  Necessity being the mother of invention, I decided to make the hood red, along with the belt, ends of the sleeve linings, and front facings.  It is fully lined with #$&!% bronze taffeta.  I had a remnant that I thought would work. Let's just say that, me and #%$!& taffeta don't get along too well, and I would rather dig my eyes out with my seam ripper than use that $#&!% bronze taffeta again.

But all's well that ends well, right? 

I made the size 4, which is a bit too big as you can see, but I figure she will only grow into it, and we can use it in the fall, too.

So there you have it.  Great pattern, fun to make, and I only cursed the gods, oh, four or five times.  At most.  One more beauty shot:

Thanks for looking!  C and C welcome....

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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2009 02:50:16 PM »

That is great!  What a cute little jacket!  I haven't had the "joy" of working with taffeta, but from what I've gathered, it's quite difficult.  Good job.
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2009 02:53:34 PM »

It's adorable!!   I love the red hood!!
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2009 08:21:30 PM »

Fabulous!  Smiley That is great fabric and the red hood makes it!  You should claim that as your plan, not an adaptation!  Your beauty shot is Gorgeous! 

I wish that pattern was big enough for my girlie, or that I trusted my skill enough to think I could enlarge it....I don't! Cheesy
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2009 10:07:12 PM »

That has to be the best toddler jacket Ive seen. I just love the fabrics

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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2009 06:53:15 AM »

That is so cute!  Great job on it and I love how you put the colors together.  It looks great on your girl. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2009 07:57:35 AM »

oh, I love it!  I'm happy the pattern was good to you, even if the taffeta was not.

That is great fabric and the red hood makes it!  You should claim that as your plan, not an adaptation!
definitely!  The red is a gorgeous contrast.

I would rather dig my eyes out with my seam ripper than use that $#&!% bronze taffeta again.
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2009 09:44:51 AM »

Very cool!  How big does that pattern go up to?  I'd like to try it with my dd, and she's into 5T at the moment . . .

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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2009 09:56:48 AM »

aw, that is adorable. and i LOVE that fabric! SO CUTE!

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« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2009 11:20:48 AM »

Thanks so much everybody!  And thanks to vegbee for making such a great pattern! 

Padester:  The pattern is 2 to 4, and when the jacket was done I tried it on my son (because my daughter was protesting a fitting!) who wears a 5T and the sleeves were just too tight!  You could ask vegbee if she is going to size it up at any point.

Thanks again!
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