Monday, April 14, 2014

KCW Wrap-Up: Spring Jackets

Tangible Pursuits: KCW Spring 2014 Wrap-Up

So, I completed two things for Kids Clothes Week: Spring jackets for both kids.  Getting at least these two items done was my goal for the week, so I am glad I was able to meet that goal.  Jackets are, of course, a little more time-consuming than many of the things I sew so I feel like that was a pretty good accomplishment.

I made the jackets using the Starboard Jacket pattern (affiliate link) from Peek-a-Boo Pattern shop. I used rip-stop nylon from for the outer layer, jersey knit for the lining and flannel for an interlining to add a little extra warmth.

Tangible Pursuits: Spring Jackets for KCW

Originally when I asked the big kid what color fabric I should buy for the jacket, he chose yellow.  I, however, am not a big fan of yellow and could not imagine making the jacket all in yellow, so I decided to do some colorblocking on the outer part of the big kid's jacket with a yellow panel at the top of both back and front and yellow for the hood and cuffs, and then navy everywhere else. 

Tangible Pursuits: Spring Jackets for KCW

The lining is a cotton jersey knit I bought at Girl Charlee (affiliate link).  It appears to be no longer available there, though.  It adds a fun pop of yellow to the inside of the jacket as well.

Tangible Pursuits: Spring Jackets for KCW

The lining in the little guy's jacket is a fun vehicle print that I got on Listia a long time ago.

Tangible Pursuits: Spring Jackets for KCW

Working with the ripstop nylon was a little annoying because it is slippery and also frays a lot, but I like the way it looks in these jackets and hopefully it will hold up well.

Tangible Pursuits: Spring Jackets for KCW

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