Monday, September 16, 2013

cotton candy study hall jacket

Oh Project Run and Play, how I love your sew alongs!  Yes, it is that time a year again.  Well actually they have decided to have shorter and more frequent seasons.  So now, it will start to compete with my regularly scheduled sewing.  But that is fine.  I may not do every sew along, but I will have fun with the ones I do play with.

This is the second week actually, (the first week I made something for my oldest daughter and posted it HERE) and the theme is candy.  So, I went with cotton candy as my inspiration.  I thought of that while  we were at the Alaska State Fair.
Alaska State Fair: cotton candy

And how to interpret fluffy, sweet goodness to a fall outfit?  Pink Fleece!

Go to Patterns: Study Hall Jacket

I used the Go to Patterns, Study Hall Jacket that I bought as part of a Pattern Anthology collection.   The pattern calls for a lining, but I did not line it because I wanted the soft fleece to be equally cuddly on the inside.
Go to Patterns: Study Hall Jacket

And I used the welt pocket options on the front pockets and a small zipper pocket on the arm.  Isa loved the pockets and had her hands in them where ever she went.  She also LOVED having the hood up.  It was not that chilly outside, but she insisted.
Go to Patterns: Study Hall Jacket

I made one for both girls.  But Abi's is a bit different.  She has zippers on all her pockets.
I top-stitched all the seems.  (Better pictures of Abi's and a full pattern review can be found HERE.)This created a neat appearance on the inside and out; especially since I only lined the hood.

Go to Patterns: Study Hall Jacket

I placed a small embroidery on each of the front of the jacket where you would usually see a brand symbol.  Isa received a flower and Abi received a skull to coordinate with her skull hood lining.

Go to Patterns: Study Hall Jacket

The sleeves are raglan style and there is a collar option if you do not want a hood.  However, this little girl loved her hood. I probably should have sized up on the hood since she has such a large head.  Though I skipped lining the jacket, I did line the hood.  That way the fleece would not create a static cling issue.

Go to Patterns: Study Hall Jacket

I think this jacket will be great on its own before it gets too cold.  But also, I think they can wear it under their winter coats as an additional layer or in the house when they are a bit chilly.

Go to Patterns: Study Hall Jacket

Go to Patterns: Study Hall JacketGo to Patterns: Study Hall Jacket

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  1. oh, I love cotton candy! The lined hood is adorable too! I linked up a Milky Way inspired outfit for my son... SO much fun! Emily@nap-timecreations

  2. You did such a great job! The girls look so happy in their jackets and I love the welt pocket additions!


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