Wednesday, November 10, 2010
What i've Been Working on Wednesday - Jacket for Jack
I'm sorry I skipped Tutorial Tuesday yesterday, but i've been so busy. This Saturday is my last craft show, and things will go back to normal, or normal as they can be with me around ;), and I will post a tutorial next week. It might even be a guest tutorial! Anyhow, I haven't had the time to take pictures of all i've worked on this week, and you wouldn't want to see them in their current unironed state anyway, so I thought i'd show off the jacket I made Jack last week. This is one of those things that I wasn't planning on making, but it begged to be made. This project totally reminded me of the really cool boys' stuff that Victoria makes. I had a felted merino sweater, and it was just the right size for Jack, with a little room to grow. It was a little wide, so I just took in the sides a little, like I did with my cardigan. That was all I was planning to do, but it looked a little plain, so I added the hood (just traced a hood and used that as a pattern). I thought it would look cooler with a layer look, so I just sewed a strip of the same wool I used for the hood along the bottom. Now I was pretty pleased with it, but Jack said he needed a zipper... he hates pullovers. I dug through my scraps, found a zipper, cut straight down the middle of the sweater, and sewed on the zipper. I liked the look of it better when it was a pullover, but Jack likes it better now. The bonus is that my easily overheated son wore this all day, inside & out, hot & cold, and never felt hot or cold. Dang, I love wool!