Heidi from Elegance and Elephants is releasing her newest pattern today. It is the Spring Showers Jacket and I LOVE this pattern! It is safe to say that this is my favorite thing I have made for Sweet Pea recently. When Heidi asked for testers, I jumped as fast as I could (among a million other things happening) to say that I would test.
I am so glad that I was able to sew this pattern. It is great! The details are definitely what make this pattern. The hood, with a brimmed front, the dropped hem in back, the pockets with their little flaps up top, the corded waist, to cinch it up, the little hanging hook inside (which I forgot to get a pic of), and that long metal zipper! LOVE!
The fabric for this was originally purchased to make Josh a pair of Jedediah pants. I was so bummed when it came in, knowing that if I went ahead with my Jedediah plans, Josh would look like a 30 something boy scout (nothing against scouts, Josh is one of them). But not what I was looking for.
I am so glad that this fabric hung in my stash, though, because it was perfect for this jacket. The whole time I was sewing, I was very nervous that Sweet Pea wouldn’t like it. The one thing she asked was for me to use pink or purple fabric. The green fabric was calling me though, and I’m happy I listened to it’s call. I snuck pink in for Sweet Pea in all of my topstitching, and the lining of course. And Sweet Pea loves it!
Take a look at these pics…I love all of the faces that she is making trying to figure out how all of the pockets and drawstring work on her new jacket! For the drawstring, I wasn’t crazy about all of the plastic stops that my local store had. I did, though, love these wooden buttons. I used them instead, knowing that they could be tied to hold the cinched in waist. I also decided I really wanted metal snaps instead of buttons. First time using snaps, and they are my new favorite thing!
I did make the jacket a little big. There’s definitely room to grow, with 1 inch of hemming tucked in those sleeves. I’m all about making things last a long time!
Want a copy of the pattern? Head on over to Elegance and Elephants and pick on up!
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