I had planned plenty of 'diy baby' posts for this blog. Needless to say I only managed one of those posts before our little one arrived!
Last week I made an autumn jacket, using a pattern from the purl bee. I pinned this project to my 'littles' board last year as the simplicity really appealed to me. Many, many years ago, I studied fashion design, so it was fun to make an item of clothing instead of a quilt for a change!
The original pattern called for wool, but I bought some soft needlecord to go with my liberty lining as it seemed a more practical choice. I adjusted the pattern a little, changing the front panel and sizing it down to fit our little person. I love that this pattern is versatile, how sweet would it look with a little peter pan collar, or ties instead of snaps?
I'm pretty pleased with the result, though honestly it is a little more snug than I would have liked. I'll just have to make another one with a bit more wiggle room!