There once was a boy with awesome pants. He loved his pants, but had also picked out an awesome jacket to complete his awesome outfit. Until his jacket was complete, neither would be his happiness.
It took an extra week, but finally his vision was realized, and The Pants were joined by The Jacket.
And the boy was happy. Awesomely happy.
So, yeah, I finished the six-year old’s jacket. He had picked out the Sergeant Pepper Jacket from Ottobre 6/2010. I made it exactly to pattern, even down to the same materials and notions shown in the magazine.
Not the greatest shot of the jacket, but a much better one of the pants than I was able to get before.
And proof the jacket does, in fact, lay nicely:
I love this pattern. so.much. It has quite a few steps, but it came together easily and the end result is fantastic. The jacket has some great details: epaulettes, double-breasted, band-collar, fitted seaming in the front and back, tons of top stitching
I even found the same Polish patch online, as they used in the magazine sample. But then found this Scottish coat of arms patch. My son thought the lion was super cool. And the kid has Scottish ancestry, so it seemed more appropriate.
I wanted to do the photo shoot with just denim jeans and the jacket. I’d already blogged the tartan skinny jeans; and honestly, the pants with the jacket seem like a lot of look. But he insisted on wearing the tartan pants, too. He also told me he already knew exactly where he wanted to go to take pictures. I love that he had it all planned out. So I let him be the boss and all I had to do was follow him around. Such a contrast to our KCWC pictures!
He’s been wearing this jacket near-daily since I [finally] finished it. It’s made from sweater fleece and interlock knit, so it moves easily and seems super comfortable. Really, it’s pretty much just a fancy sweatshirt.
Only way more awesome.