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not too sweet jacket for a not too sweet toddler

Added Aug 2, 2010

by nookie

Kelvin Grove, Au...






I found some machine knit fabric at the op shop but it was pale pink – the worst pink there is. but it was $2 for the metre and i thought i might be able to add another fabric to give it a bit of an edge. In the end I used blue and red embroidery thread to outline the diamond design and added a contrasting fabric for the yoke and cuffs. I used burda 9645 – it is actually for a shirt but easily adapted for a jacket. I think my lovely toddler looks gorgeous in it – hope you do too.

Material Notes

machine knit from the op shop and quilting fabric from spotlight. vintage buttons.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Preppy, Vintage

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    Aug 8, 2010, 11.53 PMby domestic-divaonline

    You achieved your objective beautifully. The yoke and cuffs make this a one-of-a-kind creation!

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      Aug 11, 2010, 11.49 AMby nookie

      yes, i’m really pleased with the choice i made. that’s the advantage of having a large stash of fabrics to choose from. at least i’m using the stash up – i had quite a few years off sewing but didn’t stem the buying of fabrics. it’s my vice!

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    Aug 2, 2010, 06.09 PMby liliarike

    too sweet!

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    Aug 2, 2010, 12.17 PMby ghainskom

    I wouldn’t look gorgeous in it, no, but your toddler does ;)

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      Aug 11, 2010, 11.47 AMby nookie

      thanks, she’s a real sweety

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    Aug 2, 2010, 11.44 AMby feetyjammies

    She does look gorgeous in it. Great job with the fabric combo and diamond stiches. I love it and she is adorable.

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      Aug 11, 2010, 11.46 AMby nookie

      thanks i was really happy with the end result and she does look cute in it but then again she looks cute all the time, even when she’s grumpy

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