Friday, November 11, 2011

light quilted jacket

I have been knitting intensively for the past while.
but, decided to make my daughter this jacket while I had some cuts on my fingers,
which made me a bit painful to knit. 
 all the materials are from my stash bins.
I sorted through them the other weekend,
which reduced four bins into two! 
I had LOTS of little scraps that I am probably never going to use,
and some odds/ends from former projects, also random fabric that people had given me.
it made me feel nice to organize some stuff and let go of things I don't need.
clatter is no good.

 the pattern is from Sweet Girl Clothes (ほんのりSweet女の子の服) that I grabbed when I was in Japan.
I have tried a couple different patterns from this book
and it has lots of well designed/constructed cute clothes for girls.
highly recommended!

this quilted fabric is thin and light.
good for fall/spring, and also winter if she wears a nice warm sweater underneath.
the lining is so hard to see, but this naniIRO fabric (in white).
I made it in size 100, but should have made in 110 so that she could wear it next winter/spring...

I was also amazed how quickly I finished it, compared to knitting something like that.
(still) took me a few days, because I could only work on it a short chunk of time when she was in bed,
but it's pretty cool to pull something wearable so quickly!



2 comments:

Molly said...

Really lovely! And your little model is the cutest!

jen said...

Wow! Beautiful coat, your daughter looks so adorable in it! I love a girl who shares my yellow/mustard tights love