Wednesday, May 25, 2011

baby in the hood jacket - the girl version

Baby in the Hood Jacket

As I mentioned in this post, I made a practice version of the baby in the hood jacket before I made the one for baby Joel. The idea was to make sure that I could do a good enough job on it to be proud to give it away. I always try to make sure my gifts look as professional as possible and air more towards the handmade side than the homemade side.

For the practice jacket I decided to make it in the 24 month size and use some bright girly fabrics I had sitting around. As I mentioned before my stash is really lacking in the boy friendly fabric department right now.

Baby in the Hood Jacket

I pulled a bright floral (if anyone can identify it that would be helpful) that I got at Bolt in Portland, some Kona Cerise and Honeycomb from Amy Butler's Midwest Modern.

After all the tracing cutting the fabric was super easy!

It took me between 4 and 5 hours spread over a couple of days to make this baby. I made one really minor alteration on this and the boy version. I shorted the suggest elastic length for the hood by about an inch. If I was going to make the pattern again (and I'm sure that I will) I would add and inch or two to the length so it would fit kids older than 2. Little ones like dear Miss A of the twins comes to mind since she is tall and skinny but nearly 3.

Baby in the Hood Jacket

For the buttons, once again, my husband picked them out! He was really into wooden buttons that day and they really were the absolute cutest and best option. I particularly like these ones because of the smooth tops. No thread showing!

I have absolutely no idea what I will do with this coat. There are so many little boys in my life between the kids I nanny and our friends kids, I don't think I know anyone I can give this to.

Baby in the Hood Jacket

Any suggestions what to do with it?

5 comments:

Stephanie said...

What an adorable jacket! Love the bright flowers :o)

Becky Buhler said...

Hey Jessy!

My niece just turned 2 and that jacket would be the cutest on her! I would love to take it off your hands! I don't know if you were thinking of selling it or just giving it away but I would be interested in either!

Thanks!
Becky

Creative Mom said...

The fabric looks a little Kaffe Fassett to me. Love it I was thinking of making one for my 2 year old niece but she's tiny I would have to make a smaller size.

The Sewing Dork said...

Why don't you offer it "for trade" on your blog? I have done this a number of times and always receive other fun stuff, usually from the US. I even requested one time that I'd like to swap with a knitter since I sew and that way I got something I myself could not make.

Katrina said...

What a super cute coat! You should sell it or do a giveaway!!! I am totally interested!