A already has a dressy blazer for this year, so I really wanted to figure out what I could do with fabric to give this pattern a more casual feel that he could wear all the time and even for play. I searched through my stash and discovered some black fleece and I knew it would fit my vision perfectly. Add to that some mustache flannel that I grabbed at Joanns for a steal, and this coat was ready to keep the winter chill at bay.
One of the fun things about this pattern is it's versatility. There are pockets with two flap options, darts to give a more contoured fit, hood or collar, elbow patches, and shoulder tabs. I actually had both the pocket flaps and shoulder tabs cut out,but had to scale back my vision slightly due to ummmmmmmmmmmm.... time constraints ;op I may do my best work under pressure, but sadly you can not add hours of time into a day!
I love the fit of this on my son - due to the thickness of my fabric choices, I decided to go with a 4t (he usually wears a 3T). But, I also wanted there to be enough room for him to wear a sweater underneath, and he certainly can.
I decided to top stitch my seams to make sure the garment retained some blazer 'essence'. There is something about beautifully pieced and tailored mens wear that I just love to sew. Anyone who knows my sewing, knows that I love Jackets - this jacket is not only versatile,it is also well crafted. I'm actually thinking about going back and adding those shoulder tabs, they are just so cool!
This jacket is certainly not an hour sew, but it is well worth the time you invest in it.
*A did not like taking pictures in the rain, but he did tell me when he put it on that he LOVES jackets-awww, a little man after my own heart ;o)
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