Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Liesl of Oliver + S was kind enough to send me a couple of the new spring patterns to review. If you missed my first post on the new Oliver and S patterns, I shared about the bodysuit that comes in the new layette pattern. The pattern includes a bodysuit, coat, and pants in 0-24m, and my next project from it had to be the coat. It’s raglan style, lined and reversible, and darted in the shoulders for a good fit. Hawthorne is 7 months old and wearing a 6-12m size.
This whole unexpected fabric thing seems to be my theme with the baby projects. Recently, I got an email from a homeschool yahoo group that there was a bunch of free sewing stuff to be had. Like craft lightning I was there, three kids in tow, ready to pillage. I came home with a relatively small pile of fabric considering how much was there. Lots of polyester and weird quilting cottons got left behind. But I hauled away a bunch of vintage misc. items and three big boxes of (mostly heinous) sewing patterns. Laughter and incredulity punctuated the time I spent sorting through the patterns. Maybe I should choose some and let people decide on one for me to sew up. Lol. it boggles my mind that anyone would have paid for all the stuff in those boxes.
Among the fabrics were the ones I used for the jacket. Plus vintage snaps!
The black shell is linen, and the Guatemala-esqe lining is cotton. The second I pressed my first seam, I sniffed the weird smell of garage and old lady wafting up and realized that I’d forgotten to pre-wash. Normally I throw fabrics I buy into the wash on the way into the house, but this stuff ended up in my stash. I just proceeded and hoped for the best. Thankfully it worked out. I washed the coat before putting it on Hawthorne. The bias binding literally smelled like pee when I was pressing it. So gross, dude….. So. Gross.
How cute is this, you guys? I’m in love. With the contrast lining and black linen shell it looks like a cross between a suit jacket and what my blog bff Kristin referred to as “little sherpa boy”
It’s an oliver and s pattern, so yadda yadda, it all went together perfectly etc etc. I say it every time. I like the darted shoulders, because it does make the top less bunchy while leaving ease in the arms.
Good thing I got pictures done yesterday. There’s 10 inches of snow out in that grass today. It’s St. Patrick’s day. Y u no like the green grass, snow?
Tiny, inspecting baby hands are just about as cute as it gets. Exploring is very serious business.
He looks like a tiny wanderer out there. Crawling is his current mission. He’s very close.
Too many pictures? Nah. I was too done with photo editing to make collages too, so sorry about that. You’ll just have to endure all these full size beauties of my little mister.
Thanks for visiting!