A creative and fun jacket with a flared petal hem. It can be easily made into a reversible version, or embellished with ruffles and embroidery. This kids jacket comes with pattern sizing between 18mo to size 11-12, I made this in a size 6 for my five year old niece.
Don’t you love it when something looks like it would be difficult and you doubt whether you are going to be able to do it? Then, as you are sewing it up, piecing it together, you see that you can do it, that those waves in the jacket are beginning to form and you might very well pull it off! I felt like a magician! The jacket was beginning to take shape, and I couldn’t have been more excited!
There are a few problems with this pattern, as magical as the whole bodice was, I didn’t like that the sleeves aren’t marked to indicate the front verses the back. I ended up adding a little notch to my tracing paper copy, so that won’t be something I have to figure out in the next time I make this jacket. I know there must be a trick, but I would rather just have it marked.
I love that the flares become apparent almost immediately. Maybe I am just immature, but for me, just seeing it slowly happening was magic! I used a baby whale corduroy for the “exterior” and linen for the “interior” along with some sparky star shank buttons and flat wooden buttons on the linen side.
I wouldn’t be surprised if I decided to sew another one tomorrow! This was a simple pattern, with so much room for imagination, I would like to add some pockets to my next attempt, and maybe embellish the center back like some of the pattern pictures show.
Book: Sewing Clothes Kids Love
Project: Avalon Jacket
Fabric: Baby whale corduroy from Fabricville $2 clearance aisle, plus a piece of linen found in the pieces bin.
Notions: Stars shank buttons, wooden buttons
Thread: Gutermann 100% polyester
Sew again: Absolutely