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Oliver+S School Days Jacket

Added May 4, 2016

by auschick

Centreville, Vir...






I decided to make this jacket for the Whimsical Fabric sewalong — albeit a few days late! As much as I would have loved to buy some new fabric for this project, I really wanted to stash bust. I had some laminated cotton in my stash that we used to use under my daughter’s highchair when she was a baby (and we had carpet at the time). It’s a little wild for a kids jacket and definitely not my first choice, but my daughter loves it because – flowers. After I committed to doing it, my sister suggested I turn the fabric into an art smock, which in hindsight would have been a better idea, but oh well! It is done! The lining is a quilting cotton that I picked up at a clearance center a few years ago. I had intentions to turn it into a dress but then I never did. I thought i was going to have to buy buttons, but discovered these perfectly matching buttons in my button jar – recently removed from an old moth eaten sweater.

I did a size 5. The pattern has a lot of pieces but it comes together beautifully. I need to take a photo of the lining. I just love the inside finishes in this jacket! I really want to make another one in wool with toggles.

One thing I was surprised to see is that the sleeves are cut on the fold. It doesn’t seem to be a problem movement wise though.

This pattern is a commitment, but I would make it again :).

Material Notes

Outer: Anna Maria Horner LouLouThi Summer Totem Tart
Inner: polka dots, quilting cotton
Buttons: upcycled




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type


Oliver + S

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    May 9, 2016, 01.56 PMby Deanna31

    I am drooling over the fabric!! And your lining is so cute!!!!!! The buttons go nicely with it too. She is going to be so sad when she grows out of it.

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      May 10, 2016, 12.09 AMby auschick

      It’s growing on me, LOL. I struggle with upcycling because I can’t see past the original form ;-).

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    May 5, 2016, 12.03 PMby Elina Belova

    So cute! Looks professional.

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    May 5, 2016, 06.51 AMby Mary Athey

    Love this. What a gorgeous coat and I love your photos and fabric x

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    May 4, 2016, 06.00 AMby Maria Hayek

    I think it’s very cute and very nicely done :)

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