Apr 5, 2013

Chevron Jacket

When I saw that Project Run & Play was doing a chevron challenge, I knew I had to give it a try. My friend gave me almost two yards of this deco weight chevron fabric from Christmas and I'd been saving it for something special. I thought a jacket for my daughter would be a perfect reason to cut into it and PR&P gave me a deadline!
 I used this pattern by Shwin&Shwin for the jacket. First of all, let me just say that I absolutely love Shwin&Shwin designs! Their designs always impress me when I hold up my very stylish garment when I'm through! 
For this Chevron Jacket, however, I made a few additions to the pattern to gussy it up a bit -- pockets, piping, full lining, and a name tag. The pattern calls for a fleece outer, but I wanted to use my chevron fabric and have a spring-looking jacket, so a lining was a must. And pockets...what kid doesn't love pockets?? 
I also decided to only use fabric from my stash for this project. So I've got this rich mustard-yellow Kona cotton for the collar, sleeve bands, and button placket, but I had to go with a butter-yellow flannel for the lining. (I like the flannel, thinking the jacket will be that much warmer on early-spring, and late-fall days). 
But I didn't have enough yellow flannel for the sleeves and pockets, so I had to use a giraffe flannel print. Which, I actually quite like.
The Sharpie name-tag idea came from Caila (she used it on this gorgeous jacket for her daughter). The piping I had in my stash (not sure why...I don't remember using it before, but thought I'd give it a try here. I love the look of it!). And the last detail, the idea for this pink heart on the inside of the jacket originally came from Max California. I embroidered the words using a backstitch during an episode of Elmo!
Because I'm a little weird about clothes (both bought and made), I like to make them bigger than the size my daughter currently wears (which is a 4) so that she can grow into them and therefore use them longer. I might have overdone it this time by cutting a size 6. My kid is swimming in the jacket! But you might notice that in some of my pictures, the jacket fits quite well...on my 5 1/2 year old volunteer (eh-hem).
Maybe I need to make another one??
Anyway, my daughter will get use out of this jacket probably (hopefully?) next Fall or Spring 2014. Something to look forward to, right?
 hehehe, I love the look on her face in the last picture! She wanted to pose with that clementine, so I let her, but have no idea why she's looking so freaked out! 
Anyway, I had a great time making this jacket! And I really love the look of the chevrons on an outer layer! I'm really proud of myself for getting it done in under a week and for adding some extras to the jacket to make it our own. 

Check out all those other chevron-inspired garments at Project Run & Play this week! I'll be linking up there along with these other parties. Have a wonderful weekend!
Sugar Bee Crafts



23 comments:

  1. too bad you missed the link party, cuz this happens to be one of my favourites!!! =D

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  2. This is one of my favorites too! I love the color combo!

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  3. Oh my goodness it's adorable! Beautifully done!

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  4. You should be proud of this!!! It is ADORABLE and I love all the details and the fabric combos!!
    -liZ

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  5. This is so cute. Love the over exaggerated front.

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  6. Thanks everyone for your comments! They really make me smile! :)

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  7. Very cute! Love the giraffe sleeves and that you added the piping.
    Sorry, you missed the linky party at Project Run and Play.
    I did, too :(

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  8. The jacket is cute and unique! Sure this will make your daughter stand out in the crowds. I love the heart message!

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  9. Oh my goodness! This is stunning! Great job! Please share this on my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/04/sunday-linky-party-2.html

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  10. AWESOME JOB!!! I love this jacket soooo much! The colors and all the little extras you did make it so special!!

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  11. I love this jacket and the inside too!

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  12. Your daughter is absolutely precious! You sew beautifully and I love the chevron material for the jacket and the yellow collar and pocket. I'm a new follower. I would love for you to share at Transformed Tuesday. http://pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com/2013/04/transformed-tuesday-33-features.html

    Hope you have time to stop by.
    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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  13. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured today! TWICE!
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  14. I must say... YOU ARE SOOOOOOO TALENTED!!!! LOVE IT!!! You did a FABULOUS job on the jacket!

    ~Christine theDIYdreamer.com

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  15. The jacket looks awesome! Love the yellow accents!

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  16. Great work! this jacket looks great! I love it!

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  17. I LOVE this jacket in the chevron and the little love note inside is the sweetest thing EVER!

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  18. This is so cute! I found you on naptime crafters blog hop! I would love for you to share this on my Invite a Guest Fridays. I have guests send me a post of theirs and then I put it up on Fridays! This would be awesome. If you would like to email me back at greatastestuesdays@gmail.com that would be awesome!
    Kimberli
    greatastestuesdays.blogspot.com

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  19. I LOVE this!! So cute! The little hidden note is adorable!

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  20. This really is darling - love the blue and white chevron with the yellow! And the piping adds such great detail!

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  21. This is adorable!! I wish I could sew!

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Thank you for your comments! I enjoy reading them! :)