Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Pattern Review: M5697

I love sewing for my niece.  She's pretty easy to please, and anything I make her usually only takes a metre or less of fabric!

Last week I whipped up a cute little spring jacket for her using McCall's 5697:

This pattern is currently out of print but McCall's 5743 is pretty similar.

I made View C:


I added some personality to some very, very plain ivory jogging fleece by adding an applique and some pretty buttons.


I wouldn't suggest this pattern to someone who is just starting out sewing.  With the gathering, the collar, and the pockets I'd wait until you're what I'd call a lower intermediate.  If you've sewn in sleeves and put in a lining you can probably handle this.


The one thing to keep in mind with kid's clothes is that not only are the clothes smaller, but all of the parts of the clothing are smaller.  Sounds funny, I know.  But when the arm hole is small and the wrist hems are tiny, you can't get frustrated with it.  If you can do those things on a regular sized garment though, then go for it, because the end result is soooooo worth it!



That bottom hem is driving me crazy but I know in real life
it does actually lay flat and match~
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13 comments:

Genplusone said...

This is such a sweet little jacket Tamara! Just beautiful! That appliqué is just right.

Mindy said...

Just adorable! I love how it turned out! The applique is really cute. =)

~Beth D. said...

very adorable! I love it! I wish my nieces lived closer so I could so more often for them.

WobiSobi said...

That is the cutest thing!!beautiful job!!

Crystal (theweekendhomemaker.com) said...

That turned out so cute. I'm going to check out my daughter's closet so I can see what I can embellish!

Krista said...

That is simply adorable. It would probably take me weeks to pull that off. Great job, and cute niece!

Etcetorize said...

Thanks Krista! She is cute, and even at 3 she's one of the funniest people I know~

Lisa said...

Just adorable! I absolutely love it!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

Very cute! The applique is a very nice touch :)

Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday!

Staci J said...

Oh this is darling, along with your little model! Loving those spring colors:)
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http://justsewsassy.com/2011/05/09/tuesday-tutorial-from-drab-to-fab-chiffon-ruffle-canvas-bag/

Rachel said...

Wow, so cute! The little applique is so perfect. Adorable!

Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

Chris said...

Adorable! The swing of the coat is just fun...and the details are sweet.

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Your niece is a doll and that jacket is spectacular, Tamara!

Thanks for linking to Creative Juice. Hope to see you back again this week...

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