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Spring Showers Jacket in Shrimp

Spring Showers Jacket in Shrimp - Noodlehead Spring Showers Jacket in Shrimp - Noodlehead Spring Showers Jacket in Shrimp - NoodleheadSpring Showers Jacket in Shrimp - NoodleheadSpring Showers Jacket in Shrimp - Noodlehead It’s finally getting green here and I’m so happy to have finished this Spring coat for Natalie just in time, it’s the Spring Showers Jacket pattern by Elegance & Elephants. It’s still a little chilly in the mornings, so it’ll be a nice layer to have! I managed to squeak in time to make this one and another one for Emily (if you’ve been a reader for several year, you might remember I’ve already made one for Emily which she has finally outgrown). I was on such a roll with projects for market that it was easy to just keep going. More on the market stuff in my next post, I forgot I haven’t shared it here yet.

Spring Showers Jacket in Shrimp - Noodlehead

Spring Showers Jacket in Shrimp - Noodlehead

Spring Showers Jacket in Shrimp - Noodlehead

Spring Showers Jacket in Shrimp - Noodlehead

Spring Showers Jacket in Shrimp - Noodlehead

So I ordered up this beautiful Robert Kaufman Kobe twill in Shrimp. I love that name for this color. And it pairs perfectly with Leah Duncan‘s newest collection No Place Like Home for the lining. I did manage to not pay attention to the fabric width when I was ordering, but I managed to jig saw the pieces together just fine. The only piece I didn’t have room for was the zipper shield, but I managed to find a pink it my stash that works well enough. It’s nice that there are two shades of pink in the lining print, so I felt like it would work anyway.

Spring Showers Jacket in Shrimp - Noodlehead

 

 

I knew from the last time I made it that the zipper length was a bit long for the sizing. I shortened the zipper the first time I made one, but I was always worried that the repositioned zipper stops might fall off. So since I was just a smidge longer, I decided to roll the zipper back on itself. It actually is better than I thought it might be and the zipper pulls really smoothly. I call that good enough! I found some of the same drawstring at Joanns, and managed to buy out the last bit in our store. It’s a perfect size and color for this jacket I think! A few bits of scrap leather accents and its good to go. This is the largest size in the pattern and it’s nice and roomy. The hood is huge, so if I made it again, I would size it down. There’s a lot of nice topstitching that I didn’t want to pull out in order to fix it. I could have added a few more inches to the sleeves, but Natalie loves it and I love the way she looks in it so that’s all that matters. I love sewing things that get worn!!!

Spring Showers Jacket in Shrimp - Noodlehead

Kind of perfect that there was a little rain shower passing through during pictures!

 

Spring Showers Jacket in Shrimp - Noodlehead

Pattern: Spring Showers Jacket by Elegance & Elephants
Fabric: Robert Kaufman Kobe twill in Shrimp, Baum (No Place Like Home collection) by Leah Duncan for Cloud9 Fabrics

Spring Showers Jacket in Shrimp - Noodlehead

Spring Showers Jacket in Shrimp - Noodlehead

15 thoughts on “Spring Showers Jacket in Shrimp

  1. Di says:

    Awesome jacket! really! I love it! and that is one darling GIRL!!! thank you for showing and sharing~~~

  2. Di Ross says:

    Beautiful, fabric choice 😍 Natalie is a young lady know 😊

    1. Di Ross says:

      That should read now!

  3. janequiltsslowly says:

    Love all the photos! You are such a skilled sewist. I am sure your girls will look back and love all the wonderful things you have made for (with) them!

  4. Patricia Normand says:

    Wish the pattern came in adult size!

  5. Leslie Frost says:

    You are very talented!

  6. Ann says:

    I love this jacket–the color and cut are spot on. I wish I knew of a similar pattern in an adult size (plus).

  7. Colesworth says:

    Great jacket – looks like top notch workmanship ;o)

  8. Laura says:

    Wauw!! Beautiful ♡ (the jacket and the daughter 😉 )

  9. sjhughson1 says:

    Beautiful model! Almost missed the jacket. LOL

  10. Leanne says:

    Anna, that jacket is awesome! The fit is perfect for Natalie and it looks like it has just the right amount of “fun” for her personality. She’s such a pretty girl….young lady!

  11. Sandra E Petersen says:

    your new model is adorable!

  12. Lucie says:

    It is super pretty and suits her perfectly!!

  13. Sue T. says:

    Beautiful jacket, and it’s obvious your daughter loves it! I noted your comment on having to reduce the size of the hood. I find that to be a problem with RTW jackets as well, and would love if you would post sometime how you modified the pattern to make the hood smaller.

  14. Kelly says:

    Love!!!

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