Hey everyone! I recently made this little jacket for my daughter to pair over her Easter dress. I used some left over fabric I had from Fabric Godmother (leftover my saunio jacket), and created a matching one for her. And yes, I’m super lame and did NOT make my kids Easter outfits this year. It’s kind of become a tradition that grandma buys their little Easter outfits each year, and I’m not complaining. My daughters little dress is from Target, now sold out. (But I did make the jacket, so that counts for something, right?).
I happened to be visiting my mom at the time, and so she added a little embroidery to the jacket, making it a fun collaboration between the two of us. This project took maybe an hour tops (with cutting out the pattern). I love the look of this little jacket!
Here’s how I made it:
What you need:
–Trophy Jacket Pattern, 3/4 yard of fabric, matching thread
Using the Trophy Jacket pattern by Cali Faye, cut out the jacket front, back, front and back yokes, and two sleeve pieces. You will also need to create a front and back facing for your little jacket pattern. Simply put some paper on top of the front and back pieces, and trace your pattern piece following the lines of the these pattern pieces. I also taped the front and back yoke pieces to the front and back bodice pieces, omitting this design feature. Here’s how mine looked:
Now lets cut everything out. The only thing that’s different is you will need to cut the back bodice piece out on the fold, and just one.
Now time to sew!
- Sew shoulders right sides together.
- Sew two sleeves pieces together. Sew into the armsyce (without sewing up the sleeve edges quite yet).
- Pin the sleeve and side seams edges RST, and sew up the side seam and sleeve all in one go.
- Hem the sleeve edge.
Okay now pull out your Saunio Cardigan by Named Clothing instructions, and follow along for sewing in the facing and finished the bottom edge.
- Finish the edges of the facing.
- Sew the front and back facing together at the shoulder seams.
- Sew the front facing and jacket front bodice together at the front bottom hem, right sides together at 1/2″.
- Match the edge of the facing to the front edge of the jacket, RST. Pin. Sew.
- Trim seams and corners, turn right sides out.
- Top-stitch along the bodice front and back neckline, tracing the shape of the facing.
Add some flair (my mom added a simple blanket stitch with variegated thread– ezm13), and finished!
I apologize that I don’t have images to go with each step. I didn’t take any at the time. It’s pretty self explanatory, and the patterns have images to help walk you through each step if you need them! Happy sewing!