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« on: June 07, 2009 06:29:55 AM »

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...)

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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?

« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2009 07:37:00 AM »

As a newbie sewer, I have no constructive criticism, but I have to say I LOVE IT! That hood is just too, too cool. Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2009 08:34:22 AM »

I love it especially the yellow fabric!

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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2009 09:52:57 AM »

Awww. It reminds me of Paddington Bear. So cute.

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