I bought the "Cute As A Button" baby jacket pattern by Jackie Clark ages and ages ago. Initially, I thought I'd make it for Sam when he was just a wee little guy, and when that didn't happen, at some point I thought I would make it for Caroline. But that didn't happen either. Enough with the delay! With two new potential consumers in the family now, this past week I went to the shop and picked out some coordinating fabrics and last night finally got to work! It is all finished except for the buttons, and I didn't want to wait until I get out and get them before posting a picture.
Comments on the experience:
- The yardage given in the pattern is very generous. It calls for a yard and a third, and in the size I made (infant), I used a scant half yard of each fabric.
- The infant size is awfully cute, but the topstitching on those tiny sleeves gave me fits. I don't know if I'll make another in this tiny size, because I don't really see any way around the problem.
- When I make it again, I'll put the pockets up a little higher. Joe wanted to know, "What is he going to put in those pockets, anyway?"
Speaking of "cute as a button," here's a picture of the guy who's going to wear it, Nathaniel, with his very proud father. They'll all be leaving in a few short weeks to spend the summer at the Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina, and we know from our trip there last summer that the evenings can sometimes get a little bit chilly.
If that little guy gets a chill, it's not going to be my fault!