Spring Jacket for MissBird, wearable muslin
Continuing the camping sweaters for me and the kids I did a wearable muslin up for me and MissBird to test out a few modifications planned before cutting the lovely fleece I bought from Discovery Trekking Fabrics.
MissBird wanted a zipper front rather than hoodie so I debated between using Jalie 2319 that I used to make BabyBird his jacket and 2795. I prefer the shape of 2795 but it has a lot of seams which could make for some awkward pattern matching and sea turtles with chopped off heads. I decided to go with 2795 but merge the sleeves and back pieces to save some pattern matching woes.
To do this I simply cut out the pieces and then taped them together.
Some accidental design features... When I was cutting out the sweaters for her and me out of this green fabric I forgot to cut a second collar piece and there wasn't enough to get a second one. I debated trying to piece one together but then thought this blue coordinated closely enough. I also planned to use a white zipper I bought yesterday, but when I went to install it I realized I'd simply checked the package recommendations for the size forgetting I'd added a couple inches to the length already. I did happen to have this pale blue one in my stash which was the right length and brought together the blue collar.
When you ask a 5 year old to pose.
Love the cost breakdown for this one.
Used up some sweat shirting I bought at a charity sale last spring for $1/m and a zipper that came in a random bag of zippers bought at the sale this year.
To make her sweater and mine (that I can show off tomorrow) cost about $3!!! Can't get much better than that, especially for something we'll be able to wear, even it not quite perfect.