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Sparrow jacket

May 2, 2010

This Ottobre’s description: “This jacket has raglan sleeves and wide, protective cuffs. The funny hood is slightly longer in the front and gathered with a rubber band between the outer fabric and lining to protect against the wind. The edges of the jacket are finished off with contrast color bias strips and make the jacket look pretty cool. The jacket is closed with buttons and button loops, except the top button that has a buttonhole. On the front is a large patch pocket into which you can put all treasures.”

And my rendition of it:

My version is made of a pre-quilted fabric (instead of a light outdoor fabric with iron-on volume fleece interfacing) on the outside and light fleece (instead of jersey) on the inside. I bought the bias on Ebay (yes, you can get bias strips to the meter on eBay, just make sure it’s real bias and not just a band cut on the straight grain!) and wasn’t really happy about it (too colorful, should have stick with a purple/orange/red fabric) but I think the purple buttons make a good job at harmonizing the lining, cuffs’ and fashion fabric:

I made a mistake and sew the patch pocket on the left side, so I had to invert the front and have the buttons on the right side. I don’t think anybody will notice. That pocket is only decorative, since I made some in-seam pockets on the sides:

Ideal if you’ve never done a lined garment before as the finish with bias strips is really simple. I intended it to be a spring jacket for DD but it came out a bit too big (that’s why she’s not modeling it) so it’ll rather be a fall jacket. She likes it though. She’s had it on twice around the house before I got a chance to sew on the buttons so I had to take it out of its hideout while she was sleeping to shoot the pictures 🙂

One Comment leave one →
  1. May 5, 2010 15:05

    wow!!! i love this jacket, and i’m thrilled to have found your site. your little girl is beautiful. i’ll be back!
    mary allison


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