Friday, October 9, 2009

Ready for winter



This is Oliver's new parka. I'm very pleased with it for the most part but I'm still learning.The sleeves are a little shorter than I'd like and I'm not sure how that happened. I measured it and I tried it on him... but yet, there are his wrists. I don't know how these things happen. I'm still new at making things that are not rectangle (curtains, duvet covers) and figuring out how to adapt a pattern to the right size is a process for me. Maybe next time I won't have to cut out 3 versions before I get it right. I guess I'll have to find him extra long mittens to close the gap.



8 comments:

canadianinclogs said...

That's adorable!

I bet he grew that one inch just before you put the jacket on him :)

Cynthia said...

I agree, the coat is beautiful and Oliver definitely grew the inch before you put the coat on him... darn kids :)

jen said...

It's too wonderful!! Do you want me to send up some baby cuffs?

Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

Just add an elastic cuff to the end! The jacket looks amazing!

Morena said...

Thanks Jen but don't bother. The whole thing is smaller than I meant to make it so he's not going to fit into it very long. I'm also heading south soon if I change my mind and I can ge them myself.

Shanlee said...

That jacket is awesome. Can't you limit his growth for this winter? :)

Sarah said...

He's adorable!! I'm excited to start making my parka...probably will start to get some help with it this weekend!!

Awesome job!!!

Aida said...

that is adorable and great sewing!! maybe add cuffs to it? or even adding another panel, with kids clothing, it dont look weird, it just the way some things are.

yes i bet, he is going to go thru a growth spurt soon and the coat is not going to last him all winter!