Now that it’s almost December, I’ve decided to begin preparations for cold weather. Sorry Jeana, but there’s just no need to do this any sooner here in Texas.
I found this darling pattern at TooSweets on Etsy and couldn’t resist. It’s ridiculously affordable and your pattern arrives in your inbox!
Here is what I have made (SO FAR!) from this pattern…although, I am quite certain there are more versions on the horizon!
Keep in mind - it's more than just a little difficult to photograph babies and silly 4 year olds!
Rosamund's jacket is made from Joel Dewberry fabric and lined with a yellow linen-look fabric.
Sadly, Rosamund was more impressed with her $1 Store cow than she was with her made-with-love bolero!
For the record - the "lovely" securiy blanket is NOT one of my projects!
I am learning the importance of a hidden camera! Ellie's bolero was made from a Moda print and lined using a small portion of duvet cover I found in the As-Is bin at Ikea.
Here is the breakdown for this project:
Cost: about $20. The pattern is $5.95 but you only have to buy 1 because it’s good for sizes 12m – 7yr! I made a 12m & a size 6, neither required more than a yard for each fabric. So, for about $10 per jacket, you’ve got yourself a GREAT jacket!
Time: This a harder one to calculate. The pattern is easy to read and easy to follow – but for the new sewer, you might get hung up a bit around the neckline. I found that the pattern pieces didn’t form a circle for the neckline, so you have to cut up some of the fabric. This doesn’t take long, but if you’re not experienced with this, it might add a bit of time for you. Soooo, I’m going to say that this pattern will take you about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
This is a darling pattern and I really happy with the results! (I promise I’m not getting paid to say this – I just bought the pattern and made the jackets…so I thought you might like to know about it! Plus, Etsy sellers enjoy promoting other Etsy sellers!)
See you tomorrow, I hope, with details of Thanksgiving!
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