Jackets for the Girls

My latest project is some lightweight jackets for my girls to wear. The weather here can be a little chilly even in summer, so I think they will get some wear out of these jackets. We have 2 weddings to go to this summer, so they can wear them over pretty dresses for the weddings. This brocade fabric has been in my stash for a while, and I did originally buy it with jackets for the girls in mind. I bought some Liberty prints to use for lining, and bound the edges with bias binding. I let the girls pick out their own buttons. I really need to enhance my button stash with some buttons that little girls would like.

I was intrigued by this pattern from Burda WOF for a Chinese style jacket. The jacket front, back, and sleeves are cut as one piece. You just need to cut out a front opening and a neck opening. It’s really easy to match the motifs at the center front with this pattern. I’ve always wondered about the authentic pattern for a Chinese jacket, and something tells me that this is it.

this is the larger jacket

This is the smaller jacket

Here’s a closeup of the pocket. I’m showing off my pattern matching skills here. It is important for kids to have pockets, so I had to add them to the jackets. They need a place to put their rocks.


One Comment

  1. Posted October 29, 2014 at 7:03 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Gorgeous fabric for these darling little coats.

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