Spring Showers Jacket

Spring Showers Jacket

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.

Spring Showers Jacket

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!

Spring Showers Jacket

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.

Spring Showers Jacket

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!

Spring Showers Jacket

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!

Spring Showers Jacket

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! Spring Showers Jacket

Want a copy of the pattern?  Head on over to Elegance and Elephants and pick on up!

This post contains affiliate links.  And this pattern was provided for me, but all opinions are 100% my own!

  • http://nutta.typepad.com Shino

    Ohhhh, I really don’t know why I didn’t sign up for testing this pattern! This looks so profesh and will be used so much for sure. Love every details… need to grab the pattern! And I love new look of the blog!

  • Teresa

    Yay…thanks Shino! This is a time consuming pattern, just because of the details, but it is AWESOME!

  • http://www.noodle-head.com Anna

    it’s so beautiful! and perfect fabric choices. My girls need new spring jackets…hmmmm.

    • http://www.dandeliondrift.com Teresa

      Thanks Anna! I need to make one for my little man now!

  • http://www.tangiblepursuits.com Emily

    The jacket looks great. Love the details and your pink top-stitching! it looks so professional.

    • http://www.dandeliondrift.com Teresa

      Ahh…thanks Emily! I really took my time on this pattern and I LOVE it!

  • http://umbellulariadesigns.wordpress.com Katie

    Adorable. I want one in a grown-up size!

    • http://www.dandeliondrift.com Teresa

      Yeah, me too! I definitely could see this jacket in my closet!

  • http://www.falafelandthebee.com Michelle

    OOOh I love this one. What type of fabric is that for the outer?
    You did a fantastic job!
    ~Michelle

    • http://www.dandeliondrift.com Teresa

      It’s a twill fabric from fabric.com. Thanks Michelle!

  • http://www.nearestthepinblog.wordpress.com Renee //nearest the pin

    Wow, Sweet Pea looks so grown up in these photos Teresa. Lovely, lovely jacket :)

    • http://www.dandeliondrift.com Teresa

      Kind of crazy how grown up she looks (especially when she is wearing her hair up)!

  • http://whileshesleeping.blogspot.com.au/ Jenya

    What a fabulous jacket Teresa! Sweet Pea looks so cool in it! Love the pink top stitching – it adds such a girly touch to it. If I was choosing between plastic and wooden buttons, I would have gone for wooden buttons too!

    • http://www.dandeliondrift.com Teresa

      Yay, thanks Jenya!

  • http://alidamakes.com Alida

    I love it with the green fabric! I would totally wear that jacket myself. Great job!

    • http://www.dandeliondrift.com Teresa

      Awww…thanks Alida! The jacket you made your girl is awesome!

  • http://www.skirtfixation.com Audrey

    Beautiful! I can’t wait to get this pattern for myself!

    • http://www.dandeliondrift.com Teresa

      Yay, I can’t wait to see what you sew up!

  • http://stephzerbedesign.blogspot.com steph zerbe

    oh how darling! The jacket too. ha ha. Really this is so great I must try this one. I have a jacket on my list of things to make my little ones, so this might just be The One. Thanks for sharing your experience!

    • http://www.dandeliondrift.com Teresa

      I can’t wait to see what jacket you make Steph! Share it with me when you are done!

  • http://adirondackinspired.com Monica–Adirondack Inspired

    This is PERFECTION! I love your fabric choice, the utility look is perfect. Your top stitching is so lovely, and your model (and her freckles) slay me. Fantastic job!!!

    • http://www.dandeliondrift.com Teresa

      Thanks Monica! Aren’t those freckles the best? Do people keep those forever (I sure hope she does)!

  • http://www.threadingmyway.com Pam @Threading My Way

    An awesome jacket!!! I really like your choice of fabric… pink just wouldn’t suit as well.

    • http://www.dandeliondrift.com Teresa

      Thanks, and I totally agree. Maybe one day I’ll make her a pink jacket :)

  • http://onceuponasewingmachine.com Rachel

    It turned out so nice! I’m glad she likes the green :) The side shot is great, I hadn’t really gotten to see the back and profile of this pattern.

    • http://www.dandeliondrift.com Teresa

      Yay, thanks Rachel. I love the side shot, so you can see the dropped hem in back!

  • http://girlwithasewingmachine.wordpress.com Lala

    Love it! I want one in my size :)

    • http://www.dandeliondrift.com Teresa

      Me too Lala!!!

  • http://www.bartacksandsingletrack.blogspot.com Lightning McStitch

    Wonderful! This looks like a fantastic pattern and you’ve sewn it beautifully. Love the colours and the topstitching and buttons. Great styling and pictures too!!

    • http://www.dandeliondrift.com Teresa

      Thanks so much! Thankfully Sweet Pea loves it too!!!

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