Creation: Classic Spring Toddler Jacket
Fabrics Used: Chili Pepper Red Twill
The Visionary: Kelli, Truebias.com
Our Thoughts: Kelli at Truebias.com made a jacket that is too cool for school for her adorable toddler using our Chili Pepper Red Twill.
I have been wanting to make my daughter a classic jacket for the spring so I knew that this would be the perfect opportunity to do so. I chose to use the 100% organic cotton twill in chili pepper red from Organic Cotton Plus. It’s a beautiful, sturdy fabric. It washed up well and has the perfect amount of crispness for such a project. I was very excited about the color once it arrived as well – a deep red that looks rich and classic, although I must admit that it was a hard decision to choose a color. Not only am I thrilled with how the jacket turned out, but I also love the fact that I know that the fabric that it is created with is an eco-friendly product, and a healthy choice for her skin.
Materials Used: The main fabric is 100% Organic Cotton Twill in Chili Pepper Red from Organic Cotton Plus.
Sizing: One of the best things about this pattern is the sizing. My daughter measured right as a 4T according to their chart and the jacket actually fits her correctly. It has a nice slim cut to it too. This never happens with big name pattern companies so I was very pleasantly surprised.
Changes Made: I cut 1/8″off of the outside edge of the bottom collar piece to help it roll correctly (something that I picked up at patternmaking class). I also omitted the back tab and shifted the button placement so that the bottom on was about 2 inches lower.
The Good: I really love the fit and design of this jacket. It’s super classic and chic. I am mad at myself for cutting straight into the pattern because I can see myself making my daughter a new one of these every spring in a new fabric. Once again I am just so pleased with the fit.