A jogging jacket for toddlers with princess seam style piping and sleeve stripes.
I made a 98 which corresponds to a child’s height of 98 cm. My son is a slender 96 cm boy, and the jacket is a bit big on him.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Mostly. I used a thicker fleece for the jacket and the neckband, waistband, and cuffs, and I left off the embroidery. So it’s bulkier than the one pictured.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. Ottobre provides good instructions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
DISLIKE: I like to use self fabric for cuffs and such, so I used the fleece. The pattern calls for ribbing for these parts, and because I always have a hard time finding coordinating ribbing, I don’t use it that often So the cuff, in particular, was tough to put in. I would like to see patterns use self fabric more often. I don’t want to have a stash of ribbing as well as all the fashion fabric.
LIKE: It’s so cute, and it really comes out well. The details of the piping and sleeve stripes add so much to the jacket.
DISLIKE: The fabric requirements are excessive. I got this out of a 1/2 yard of 60″ fabric with fabric to spare, and I think the pattern called for 5/8 of a yard or more.
Cheap fleece from Joanns. It was double thick and leftover from a sweatshirt for DH. I used some blue cotton jersey for the piping and stripes. It was a lightweight knit.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
I use self fabric for the bands and cuffs instead of ribbing.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I might make him another out of the windpro when I make my husband’s next sweatshirt, but DS’ll be too big for it soon. It’s so cute, tho. Maybe I’ll make it as a gift for other children. It’s so cute.
It’s so cute. Did I say that already?