kids clothes

spring jacket in blue

When I saw Teresa’s (Dandelion Drift) version of the Spring Showers Jacket pattern I immediately purchased it and ordered fabric.  I know my girls will wear coats that I make them.  Unlike some other clothes they’re less picky about how a jacket feels.  Remember I made them each a spring coat a few years ago?  Now Emily fits in Natalie’s, but I couldn’t resist something new!

I thought the pattern was really straightforward and easy to sew.  I made this one for Emily in a 6/7 and it’s quite roomy.  She adores it though.  It’ll definitely work for at least one more year.

One tip that I would definitely recommend is to use fusible hem tape (I use the 1/4” wide) on the zipper insertion.  I struggled with getting mine aligned and in the right spot until I whipped out the fusible hem tape.  That stuff is a must have in your arsenal.  I did have to shorten the metal zipper.  I’ve only done it once before, and there might have been some choice words in the sewing room.  It worked out great in the end.

We might still add some snaps to the pocket flaps and I’ll be stamping her initials on the twill tape tape, but other than that it’s ready to go!

Pattern: Spring Showers Jacket Pattern by Elegance & Elephants
Fabrics: Hampton Twill by Robert Kaufman, Lizzy House Catnap (here at Pink Castle Fabrics)
Size: 6/7

Have a great Easter weekend!

30 thoughts on “spring jacket in blue

  1. That is so cute Anna – the model too!

  2. So cute – both Emily and the jacket! I think your choice of fabrics was perfect!

  3. Jeni says:

    It turned out so awesome! I want one in my size!

  4. kristin says:

    I LOVE this, Anna!! Perfect on her. Gotta get my hands on this pattern, Em needs a raincoat. And I think Jeni is onto something, Heidi should totally make this in adult sizes. Though the Sewaholic Minoru is probably a pretty close approximation, eh?

  5. Franziska says:

    Looks wonderful. I like that the back is longer and the shape of the hood. Well done!

  6. Grandma G says:

    Very cute! Excellent job!

  7. gail says:

    Anna, this is awesome! I love jacket sewing, it’s the best. Great fabric choices, as usual 🙂 And she is ADORABLE!!

  8. Katy Cameron says:

    I love this. I think I want one in big kid size :oD

  9. Jenny says:

    That is a professional looking coat if I have ever seen one. Except waaaaay cuter than store bought, of course.

  10. Angie says:

    Wow, what an awesome job you did! It’s darling!!

  11. Frances says:

    I love the colour and leather accents. It’s beautiful!

  12. This is amazing! Your little one is so adorable. Happy Easter!!

  13. Yep the accents make the coat (love that lining!!!). Also love your girl’s expression in the last pic. 🙂


  14. gret says:

    Nice! And Yay for handmade clothing that kids will actually wear. Girls can be so fussy!

  15. This is an awesome raincoat Anna! I’ve been seeing this pattern popping up around the place and am feeling tempted…

  16. needleandted says:

    Pretty damn impressive and gorgeous in every way.

  17. That is such a beautifully made coat!! Emily looks adorable in it 🙂

  18. LBarnett says:

    Gorgeous coat! The fabrics and accents are spectacular.

    Would you be willing to share where you get the metal zippers that you use and leather accents? If you make the leather accents could you share where you get the leather and how you make them? They take your projects to the level of fabulous-ness.

  19. Ines says:

    How lovely she is looking in this gorgeous coat!

    Have a nice easter weekend with your loved ones!

  20. She looks so happy in it, great when all your efforts are appreciated!

  21. Debbie Iles says:

    So cute! I think I have to buy this now too. Just wondering what age your daughter is…to help me decide on sizing for my girls. Is she big or small for her age? Thanks!

  22. hey june says:

    Man jackets are such a mission – this looks amazing! Well done!

  23. id says:

    Fabulous. And I think an adult version is needed. The styling is great.

  24. Teresa says:

    Yay…thanks for the mention! And I’m so glad you grabbed this pattern! The jacket turned out awesome! I need to cut one of these out for my little man. It’s not often that he asks for me to make him something and he actually requested this jacket!

  25. Kim says:

    Anna! I am amazed at your talent and style sense, as always 🙂 I’m too chicken to make a jacket but thanks for giving me something to aspire to.

  26. Renee says:

    Absolutely adorable!

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