It's been about 2 years since I last made Lil an Uptown Girl. These jackets keep fitting and fitting...and this one is super roomy on her so will fit for at least 2 years! Lil is on the small size for her age and doesn't turn 6 until August. I made this jacket in a size 6 though, I like the extra length - particuarly because it is a raincoat, and I wanted to be sure that it will fit her for awhile because laminated cotton is pretty pricey.
I didn't want the jacket to be too bulky, so left out any pellon or wadding from the inside of the two layers. Instead, I lined the laminated cotton with flannelette from Fabric2Go to give it some warmth though. Because the laminated cotton blocks out the wind, and the flannel is nice and cosy it actually ended up really warm and toasty and will be perfect for all winter chilliness and rainy weather. (Find flannel here, and discount code avaliable here at the moment.)
I can't go without some pics of Tommy's super cute pirate face. He was SO excited and spent the rest of the day with exclaiming "Argh...captain!" in a very grumpy voice!
We're not sure what the hand on top of his head has to do with a being a pirate, but he sticks it up there every time he is playing pirates so it must be important!
Make It Perfect, Uptown Girl pattern
Amy Butler laminated cotton, Lark, Floral Couture
Doodlebug Design flannelette, Candy Stripe