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