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his spring racing jacket

It’s about time I introduce you to my ultra cute nephew, Grant. 
I can’t believe he’s almost 6 months old already!
Now that I’ve lured you in with some baby cuteness, on with the show…
Well, Grant was dedicated to his church a few weeks ago and of course I had to make him something.  I found this super cute race car fabric on Superbuzzy and knew it would be perfect for him since his dad (my brother) is a auto cross super star. 
I figured Grant would need to keep snug and warm when he’s out cheering on the track this spring, so the Baby in the Hood Jacket from Anna Maria Horner‘s Handmade Beginnings was just too cute to pass up.  I’ll be honest, I actually waited and waited to make this, it looks pretty complicated, doesn’t it?  Well, the directions are just awesome from Anna Maria, and so it was lots fun to sew up!  I threw in a mix of polka dots, a solid yellow and some Greenfield Hill by Denise Schmidt.  I was so excited when I finished. 
I ended up making the 12 month size and I think it’ll be just right for him through spring (hopefully, that is if he doesn’t bust out a big growth spurt). 
I decided to pair the coat with some fun wooden race car toys I found from Green Bean Toys on Etsy.  I love finding local etsians, especially with cute toys like this.  I even bought some for our house. 
Glad we could help celebrate your special day Grant, we love you!  Oh and Happy Birthday to your mommy today.  yay!

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45 Responses to his spring racing jacket

  1. Patchwork and Play 03.17.2011 at 6:04 am #

    What a cute little boy, and a great jacket in wonderful fabric! Great trim too. I loved making this sort of thing for my boys when they were little! Brings back memories!

  2. tinajo 03.17.2011 at 6:10 am #

    He´s gorgeous – and the jacket is looking awesome! :-)

  3. amy 03.17.2011 at 6:38 am #

    Adorable! The jacket is cute too! :)

  4. Jennie {Clover and Violet} 03.17.2011 at 6:39 am #

    Oh, that coat is darling. I want to make my little boy one! Too sweet!

  5. Jessica 03.17.2011 at 6:40 am #

    Fantastic jacket and the cars are cute too!

  6. Jessica at Me Sew Crazy 03.17.2011 at 6:52 am #

    very very very cute! I need to make a new rain jacket for my daughter, she seems to outgrown hers (how do they grow so fast?!!!) Luckily, that was the very first pattern I ever made – so have something to work with :).

    I love the contrasting fabric for the button closure on yours – very, very cute!!!

  7. hungiegungie 03.17.2011 at 8:08 am #

    That is a handsome boy with a handsome name (my boy is Grant too :))… I’ve made two of these jackets and have LOVED the results. The fabric combos are endless, I need another baby to make one for! -Erin

  8. joliesjunebugboutique 03.17.2011 at 8:27 am #

    That is so cute! I would buy that book just for that pattern, but I bet it only goes up to 12 months

  9. Rachael 03.17.2011 at 8:33 am #

    This jacket is adorable as well as your nephew. :)

  10. I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar 03.17.2011 at 9:03 am #

    Anna – That is seriously cute. Everything you make looks completely flawless. Wow. Way to go.


  11. Scrummy Scrapz aka Lizzie 03.17.2011 at 9:05 am #

    The best coat I have ever seen and he looks so cute in it!

  12. Vanessa 03.17.2011 at 9:30 am #

    Oh, Grant looks so cute! Haven’t seen him since he was born; L and I have been trying to get together for a few months, but it never seems to work out.

    LOVE the coat and the fabrics you chose! Perfect for Grant to watch auto cross! And I love those cars — love natural wood gifts. I think I’ll have to get a couple to sneak into our Easter baskets!

  13. Chris 03.17.2011 at 9:56 am #

    The jacket turned out wonderfully. As always your work is impeccable. He is adorable, too!

  14. Ashley 03.17.2011 at 10:02 am #

    so perfect! great fabrics – he looks so cute wearing it! and i’m glad to hear that it was fun to sew – it’s one i’ve been wanting to try, but have been putting off for fear of it being too tedious.

  15. Megan 03.17.2011 at 11:11 am #

    i just thing your sewing and fabric choices are beautiful… every time!

  16. Christie @ A Lemon Squeezy Home 03.17.2011 at 11:24 am #

    He’s adorable and anyone who knows you is LUCKY to own something you’ve made!

  17. Creative Mom 03.17.2011 at 11:53 am #

    What a cutie! I love the mix of fabrics you choose and the big wooden buttons and the wood cars it’s all tied together. My niece will be two next month maybe I can make her a jacket.

  18. Rachel 03.17.2011 at 11:58 am #

    Oh so cute! Both the boy and the jacket.

    The fabrics you chose for the coat are perfect – a great combination. Love those little cars too.

  19. Kris 03.17.2011 at 12:12 pm #

    Sweet darling boy!

  20. Emily 03.17.2011 at 12:17 pm #

    Oh he is the cutest! The jacket you made is perfect!

  21. 03.17.2011 at 12:19 pm #

    I have had my eye on that book and have been ogling the photos in the flickr group that goes with it – (which I’ve just noticed you’ve posted in already!) But my son is now 18 months so not quite in the ‘beginnings’ stage. There’s always next time…!

  22. Lisa 03.17.2011 at 12:34 pm #

    wow, wow, wow. You are amazing Anna!

  23. J A C Q U E L I N E 03.17.2011 at 1:25 pm #

    I got that sewing book by Anna Maria the day it came out in store because I wanted to make that Jacket. But I have not touched that pattern yet because it looks out of my league. If you say it is easy I guess I can crack it open and give it a try. O and I like the fabrics great coordination!

  24. toots2u 03.17.2011 at 1:57 pm #

    great coat and your nephew is adorable too!!

  25. Poppyprint 03.17.2011 at 3:37 pm #

    That first photo of little Grant is adorable!! YOu did an amazing job on his little racing jacket. I LOVE the buttons and all the prints you chose.

  26. Larissa 03.17.2011 at 4:35 pm #

    oh drool!!! Over that sweet face AND that amazing jacket. Impeccable as always.

    Just Another Day in Paradise

  27. Kristie 03.17.2011 at 5:07 pm #

    You’re killing me with cuteness! I LOVE the jacket and that fabric is perfect. Great job!!

  28. Gwen @ Gwenny Penny 03.17.2011 at 10:13 pm #

    That jacket is just too cute. The fabric combination is perfect. And those buttons!

  29. Sascha 03.17.2011 at 11:21 pm #

    You know I need to make this jacket. I hope I have enough of the fabric. I want to make a clone. everything is perfect. Only problem is I’m goin to try to size it up larger than the pattern comes. Fingers crossed.

  30. The Domestic Warrior 03.18.2011 at 1:31 am #

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  31. Crystal Hradek 03.18.2011 at 1:32 am #

    You did a beautiful job! Yes, I was certainly lured in by the image of your darling nephew, but his new little jacket was almost as cute! I just love it, and this is just another reason (like I needed one!) to go and pick up the book that I’ve almost bought about 8 million times now. Thanks for sharing!

  32. Jess 03.18.2011 at 1:32 am #

    love that squishy face-how adorable. the choice of fabric is of course superb! love the little button loops-so cute!

  33. Clare /aka/ Mummushka 03.18.2011 at 6:09 am #

    He’s Caaauute! Jacket is pretty alright too!! 😉

  34. ayumills 03.18.2011 at 2:22 pm #

    You are so sweet to whip up such a cute jacket for your nephew! He is so adorable. I am off to get the book now – would love to make this for a boy I babysit!!

  35. mandiegirl 03.18.2011 at 3:11 pm #

    he’s precious! I love your work on this jacket- so sweet of you!

  36. savvy stitch 03.18.2011 at 4:38 pm #

    Adorable jacket!

  37. patterns by figgys 03.18.2011 at 8:02 pm #

    I want to squeeeze him (softly).
    Terrific Jacket!

  38. Rachel Hauser 03.18.2011 at 10:08 pm #

    OMgoodness – so dang adorable! I haven’t made that hoodie yet, but it’s so good to hear that it’s easy. You’ll get me sewing clothes yet, won’t you!

  39. dana 03.18.2011 at 11:30 pm #

    oh cuuuuuttte! Love it. ALL of it.

  40. Delia 03.19.2011 at 1:41 pm #

    What an adorable jacket!

  41. jayayceeblog 03.19.2011 at 2:21 pm #

    Grant is one lucky, adorable little nephew. Fantastic job on the jacket!!! The mix of fabrics is perfect and I adore those big wooden buttons.

  42. Jenny 03.19.2011 at 11:55 pm #

    Oh my goodness, what a doll!

  43. Vira 03.21.2011 at 7:25 pm #

    This little boy makes me want to have another baby, right now!

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  45. mycreationsandinspirations 05.05.2011 at 8:13 am #

    He is so cute…We say Mashallah for beautiful baby boy……

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