Thursday, January 24, 2013

{2 In 1 Jacket}

The final project for the Sewing For Boys Sew-Along at Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts is the 2 in 1 jacket.  I can hardly believe it has been a whole year of sewing already!  I'm so glad Stacey chose this for the final project.  I had been wanting to make this jacket and this was just the incentive to finally get it done.  I altered the pattern by adding a hood instead of the collar.


Side one sports a wide wale corduroy with 3 hand embroidered bicycles.  The bicycles make their appearance on the front button placket, the edge of the hood and along the hem line on the back. It also has the welt pockets and a black hood.  The sleeve cuffs turn up to reveal the print from the reverse side.

Side two is a quilting cotton in black with bright multicolored bicycle print.  This side has patch pockets with a vibrant deep yellow bias tape trim along the top.  The hood on this side has a center piece in bright green flanked by the bicycle print. The sleeve cuffs turn up to show the corduroy from the other side.
I love the way this jacket turned out. I made the size 4/5 without any modifications to the width or lenght and it fits him great.  Side one can be worn with more dressy clothes but shows a bit of attitude with the bicycles peeking out. Side two is a fun print for everyday play. When worn as side one the pockets on the reverse side make the perfect inside pockets to stash boy treasure. 

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