I know that many of you have been hanging out for a big version of this pattern and hope that you have just as much fun sewing this cosy jacket for your older boys too.
The pattern specifies using Pellon as the layer of warmth in the jacket, but I've enjoyed using quilt wadding lately. You could also easily leave out the pellon/wadding and include a fleece lining too if you wanted to.
When I first designed the jacket, I thought that the sleeve pocket was a trendy detail to include...my siblings thought it was a great joke when they pointed out to me that sleeve pockets are used to carry cigarette boxes in! Haha, I think our little boys will enjoy using the pocket for collecting shells and rocks ;)
Remember, the original Downtown Boy pattern remains the same, but will now be called LITTLE Downtown Boy - including sizes 6 months-5 years.
The new pattern, BIG Downtown Boy is EXACTLY the same design, only the size range for this pattern is 6-10 years.
You can find out fabric requirements for Big Downtown Boy on my website. If you have a store and want to stock this or any other Make It Perfect pattern, contact Creative Abundance to place an order.
If you would like to purchase a copy of Big Downtown Boy for yourself, they should be popping up in retail stores very soon. Ask your favourite store to get one in for you!
I'm giving away a copy of Big Downtown Boy to one lucky reader - leave a comment on this post to be in the running!
(Giveaway will close Tuesday 14th June and winner will be drawn via a random number generator)