Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Matchy match

I know it's real dorky, but I love it when Addison and my hubby Russell match! And by match, I mean, wearing the same shirt, not just coordinating outfits ;) So Russ has this lumberjack, red and black checked jacket he wears a lot, and I've just been thinking how stinking cute would it be if Addison had one to match! I've been looking around, and everything I've found is just to pricey for this momma.

I had lost hope, until after flipping through one of my craft books, Handmade Beginnings by Anna Maria Horner (One of my absolute favorite fabric designers), I came across this adorable pattern for a jacket!

*The little jacket in the bottom left corner*
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The pattern calls for 2 midweight fabrics to make more of a Spring coat, but I figured with the right fabrics and a little fudging, I could probably make the pattern work for what I wanted to create.

The white snuggly fabric is really not the easiest thing to work with. The raw edges shed like crazy! There were little white fluffs in just about every nook and cranny. I'm sure the real sewers out there would be appalled at my DIY techniques, but overall the goal was accomplished, so I can't complain. Fall is here (even though it doesn't feel like it today) and I just cannot wait to see Daddy and Baby Boy as lumberjack buddies (pictures of the pair will be coming soon...i promise! haha)


annie farrar said...

You are SO TALENTED! This is the cutest jacket! I would never attempt that jacket but you make it look flawless! Great job!

jessica kiehn said...

gosh, he is so cute! That sweet smile!

Colleen said...

Jill, this jacket is incredible, I'm impressed. And he's adorable! I want to see matching father son lumberjack pics!!

Gaby said...

Oh my goodness, I love that book too! And I don't even have a baby, I just make the projects to give away. I think anything Anna Maria Horner touches is gold. Good work on the jacket, it's gorgeous!