Sunday, 22 October 2017

An Autumn Raven

Size Made: 6
Fabric used: Grey melton for the outer layer and star print poplin for the inner layer

The colder winds are starting to whip up and the trees are shedding golden leaves all over the ground. My thoughts are now turning to knitting winter woolies and sewing snuggly warm jackets. 

I have a few scraps of this grey melton left over from other projects and while flicking through my patterns one rainy afternoon, I saw the Clever Charlotte Raven pattern. Always a favourite of mine for the pants. They are loose fitting and relaxed, with different pocket options to mix up the look. I have made the pants several times over the years, a couple of them here and here. (In the photos she is wearing some Oliver and S After School jeans, made up from Daddys old jeans, see original post here.

I realized I would have enough to make the hoodie in a size 6 so after auditioning some fabrics for the lining and finding this star print I set to work tracing and cutting out the pieces.

The jacket is reversible so all the seams are fully enclosed. Great because there are no tickly bits to irritate her (plus if it gets dirty on a day out, just turn it inside out and, ta-dah, she looks decent for the trip home!).

The construction for the jacket couldn't have been simpler, it is one of those things I am kicking myself at not making up when my eldest was still able to fit into the pattern ranges. I am not getting much opportunity to sew at the moment and this wasn't a big project. I managed to sew it up nicely in a spare afternoon.

So, just in time for the Autumn winds and kicking up leaves in the park, she has a lovely little jacket to keep her snug. It can be layered with a warm long sleeved sweatshirt and looks great with her jeans. Hopefully it will see some wear over the next few months.

I will leave you with an image of some of our pears from the tree we planted last year in the back garden. I didn't expect anything from it in its first year but we ended up with 6 beautiful pears, which the children have enjoyed checking up on. Good enough for a comfort food crumble with lashings of hot custard!

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