Friday, August 7, 2009

Kwik Sew 2911 - Children's Fleece Jacket

Yet another Kwik Sew pattern that I have used time and time again. This time I used it to make a gift for my nephew.

I made the smallest size - the equivalent of 12-18 months. The top I made isn't actually one of the views in the pattern - I combined Views A & C.

There are a lot of things to like about this pattern, but my favorite is the pockets. The pockets are cut-on extensions of the back piece that you sew down through the front for minimal bulk. The instructions for finishing the front extension and all of the markings are very good.

I'm really liking the orange and gray combo. Hopefully the little guy does, too...

I think the lycra binding makes it look so much more professional than elastic in casings or plain hems, but - wow - is it ever difficult to get it to look good on the inside and the outside. This binding actually is from a fleece jacket of mine that has a broken zipper. I was going to just toss it, but when I looked at it twice I remembered this orange fleece leftover from my son's pajamas. It seemed like the gray would complement the orange well. So, being reused, the binding was a bit stretched out so I think that made it harder, but it was also creased pretty well on both edges, so I think that made it easier. After a few tries I found this to work the best: baste the front of the binding on by machine, baste the back on by hand, and then sew (by machine) along the basting on the front.

I think sewing for little kids is so fun. Too bad mine are getting bigger so fast...

1 comment:

  1. This is really cute! I have this pattern too and love it!