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!