Friday, 11 March 2011

.Finished Uptown Girl.

I'm cranking out the unfinished projects this week!  Unlike most crafters, I try to finish a project before starting on the next one.  Quilts are my only exception as I like them to take a little longer, but I am VERY strict and make sure I don't start anything new without  completing the old.
I've been working on a new pattern over the last couple of weeks and have been finding it really difficult to get stuck into it with all of these half-finished bits and pieces lying around so I took some time out to quickly finish them up and the pattern designing is flowing much better now :)
Remember my Cool Shops! review with Quilt Fabric Delights?  Well I sewed up an Uptown Girl jacket for Lil using the lovely Riley Blake fabric Sarah sent to me:
I decided to go with a size 4 for the jacket - Lil turns 4 in August (winter) and I wanted the jacket to last at least 12 months.  Her last jacket is a size 2 (woah - how tiny was she!) and she can just squeeze into it but not very comfortably.  I love how the Uptown Girl jackets fit forever without looking too big or too small.  Great value for sewing time :)
This time around I padded the jacket with left over quilt wadding - I love the softness and warmth that it adds without being too bulky or puffy.  Plus, it's a great way to use up wadding left over from quilts!
I am really happy with the reverse side too - will be great to wear with a patterned skirt and gives the jacket a total different look.  As  we turned it inside out and put it back on Lil said..."Now I have a Little Red Riding-Hoody Jacket!"
Yes you do!
(P.S. Thanks Quilt Fabric Delights for the beautiful fabric!  Their shop has recently had a face-lift and looks fantastic!)

SUPPLIES:
Make It Perfect, Uptown Girl pattern 
Riley Blake, Love Birds, Love Bird Main in Pink
Riley Blake, Love Birds, Cheery Circles in Cranberry 

14 comments:

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

It looks so cute in those fabrics!!

Kacey said...

so cute...love the red side!

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Just gorgeous, I can't choose a favourite side. Can I confess I bought your pattern about a year ago and still haven't made it. I keep starting new quilts! I have the material for it all washed and ready to go, waiting. I think seeing this has given me the boot up the bum I need to get sewing my little girl a new spring jacket. Thanks!

Nettie's Blog said...

very cute..not only the jacket but LIL..she is growing so fast...

mel @ loved said...

That's GORGEOUS! I would love one of those myself, beautiful fabrics!

L!$@ said...

Nice work Toni. Lil is so cute and growing so fast! I can't wait to get into sewing more.

Anonymous said...

ADORABLE!! The jacket and the kid :) Linda xx

Monkeys in my pocket said...

OMG! That Jacket is devine!

Anonymous said...

Lilsy, a new quilt and a new jacket at the same time, you're one lucky girl!

aunty carli x

Amelia said...

Lily looks so pretty and snuggly in that jacket :)
I love both sides!

Sarah said...

i just love it! i got the same fabric and i'm just about to start cutting it for a jacket for my 4 year old lya. i'm just not sure about the size. can't wait to get started! thanks for sharing!

Erin said...

It is beautiful Toni! Lil looks adorable xo

Exquisite Accessories said...

Love it Love it LOVE IT!!! & what a great model too!! :))

Alison said...

So cute! Love the fabric choice and you have a very pretty model too! I am very tempted to give it a go though might be a bit beyond my sewing ability... maybe once I've got a few more sewing projects under my belt!

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