What seems like forever ago now (whilst googling "children's clothing") I came across an amazing and truely unique site called Violette Field Threads. This is the site of all Girly-girls dreams, I kid you not! The variety of patterns and the styles (oh the styles) in which they are executed, every child should have the privilege to wear at least once.
Back then I purchased a couple of PDF patterns -which I am still yet to use! For this reason I was thrilled to spot that they now sell paper patterns -WHOOP♥! So I bagged myself the Molly Jacket pattern and here's what I made.
Little Miss Molly...
I used IKEA plain and patterned cotton fabrics with lemon Bias Binding.
The construction of this little jacket was a great lesson in sewing! There were so many "firsts" in the making of this cutie and I'm thankful that the full-colour instructions were clear and precise.
The pattern gave you the option to choose your preferred sleeve length and wrist style. As we seem to be skipping summer this year I decided on a full length sleeve. My munchkin chose the gathered/bias binding finish -so ...Mummy did as Mummy was told♥
I had never made a collar before and it really was a doddle. I'm starting to think that sewing is like making a puzzle. Fit the pieces together correctly and you have a pretty picture.
Buttons, believe it or not -another first. Well, buttonholes anyways. Slicing into the buttonhole was slightly daunting I admit. I'm very happy to check another "must learn" technique off my list. I went with 2 large buttons positioned at the collar and mid chest.
The pockets were one of my "firsts"! These are my first ever pockets and I sure have the bug. It's gonna be pockets-galore around here from now on.
Finally my last "first" was: to create the lining. I was dreading having to stitch up two jackets to then stitch them both together. I now realise -it was worth the all the effort, looks really professional and I should just quit with the whining!
I stitched a rose look embellishment by stitching long strips of fabric into a circular swirl and attached it to the front.
Do you love to sew? Fancy checking out some desirable patterns to send your inspiration zooming? Check out the Violette Field Threads website and Blog and grab a cuppa!
Thanks so much for popping by, I wish you all a wonderful weekend.