My latest project was spurred on by what I thought was the coming of Spring. Flowers have started poking up through the soil and the weather was warming up. Then we got an unexpected dump of snow over the weekend. No worries! I know spring is around the corner, and my little ones need some outerwear to combat the most common spring weather around here: RAIN!
I found some pretty amazing sporty fabric that is totally water resistant and feels like lightweight suede. I got it at my local Fabricland store and it's called Canadian Mist. It's a 55% Polyester, 45% Cotton outerwear fabric that has a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Pairing it with some organic Robert Kaufman Criss Cross in Lagoon (designed by Betz White), and accenting with some turquoise cotton twill, I had the perfect combo.
This jacket is all about topstitching. Tons of it!! I always try to estimate how much bobbin thread I'll need to finish a project and only wind up what I think I'll need. I think I re-wound about three or four times for this jacket!
The back has a curved hemline lower than the front. This little splashguard will be very useful for puddle-jumping!
One of my favourite features is the visor I added to the design which I know will come in handy for all the raindrops.
Had to add a inner welt pocket for him to hide some little treasures.