Hailey Ruffled Up Jacket

 Super excited to be part of the Peekaboo Pattern Shop Holiday Tour today!  I’m joining a group of super talented seamstresses to showcase a great selection of patterns that you can use for your holiday sewing!
Along with the skinny jeans pattern I shared last week, I had been eyeing the Hailey Ruffled Up Jacket for quite awhile and I finally got to make it!  My little one has been giving me such a hard time with her clothing lately, but she seems to really, really dig the jackets that I’ve made her.  And she was all over the fabrics that I chose for this jacket. 
I used a silky synthetic for the outside of the jacket and a gorgeous Japanese cotton for the lining.  Like all of Peekaboo’s patterns that I’ve sewn, this one had clear, detailed instructions and the construction of the jacket came together smoothly. 
The jacket is fully lined, which I just think adds a bit of fun and fancy to the design.  In fact, with just a couple minor modifications to the pattern, you could have this jacket fully reversible!  (And I realize you can’t actually see the lining very well here, but between this strong-willed little girl and the terrible gloomy weather, we were lacking in the cooperation department).
I especially loved the technique used for the ruffles on the jacket; they have just a tiny bit of fray and aren’t overly bulky.  The ruffle is small enough that it doesn’t flop too much or brush up against the skin in an uncomfortable manner.  It just stands up perfectly in a flattering curve around the neck and down to the hem.  Love!  When I sew this pattern again, I do need to be more careful about where the seams in the ruffle fall as I ended up with a seam right in the front under the chin – it’s not so noticeable that I was willing to seam rip the whole jacket and do it over, but it does bug me.  This was just a matter of me not paying attention to what I was doing.
Alrighty!  Now that you want this pattern, you should definitely go check out the holiday garments that everyone else on the tour has made (today is the last day of the tour!)
And if you’d like a chance to win all of the patterns on the tour, you can enter below.  Just wait for the rafflecopter at the end of the post to load and enter as you’d like!

I am keeping the (separate) giveaway open for five Peek-a-boo patterns of your choice until tomorrow – the entry criteria for that giveaway can be found by clicking here.

AND….you can also use the code “hohoho” at Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop to receive 25% off your entire order – good now through 12/8/12. GIVEAWAYS NOW CLOSED!  THANK YOU!

Comments

  1. So so cute! Love the dots :) Pinned!

  2. LOVE this, I mean LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!

  3. Sweetbug Studio says:

    A really cute jacket! You did a great job with the fabric combo— love it!Very sweet outfit and I assume you made the adorable dress also?? Very pretty outfit mom!Happy Holidays!

  4. Thanks, everyone! I love this jacket so much, too! The little dress was a Junebug (Craftiness is Not Optional) remix that I did during Project Run and Play last year – here’s the post: http://www.thegirlinspired.com/2012/01/mommy-and-me-dress-project-run-and-play.html

  5. Justine of SewCountryChick says:

    Wow . You did SUCH a beautiful job with this pattern. I’m so impressed!

  6. I love this jacket! The materials you used are fantastic. And such a beautiful model!

    Funny, I made this pattern a few months ago and did the exact same thing with the ruffle seam!

  7. So the jacket is great, but I have to admit my eye was immediately drawn to her dress. Is that a pattern you created or something we could purchase and make? i LOVE IT!

  8. TheSewingLoft says:

    Oh My! I LOVE the lining! It is like a perfect little surprise inside. Love the way it turned out.
    ~Heather

  9. Ruby Jean says:

    Super,Super… Cute!! I actually have that same brown dot fabric :) I would totally wear this jacket myself!!
    Angelina

  10. OnceUpona Sew says:

    I’ve looked casually at this pattern a couple times, but this version has me in love! What a beautiful job, I love your fabrics.

  11. I just love it Stef! You did a great job. Now I need to make one for my Abby! :)

  12. Love it! Love your little model. What a beauty Addie is! Miss you all! Hope you are feeling much better over there!

  13. {jen} iCandyhandmade says:

    Beautiful. Addie and the jacket. I love the polka dots! Just perfect.

  14. I’ve been meaning to comment on this for days now – LOVE it, Stef! The polka dots are perfect. I think it’s awesome that you worked your Junebug Remix into the look! PR&P Season 3 Represent! Fun to see you on webcam today, too! :)

  15. Lauren Walford says:

    I love the jacket and choice of fabrics! I also love the dress beneath! What pattern did you use for the dress?

  16. Kristin Kirch says:

    What kind of fabric was this? I love how it ruffles so nicely. Satin-y fabric? Cotton? Love it. :)

  17. I love this jacket and it is absolutely adorable on your little one. would love to know if you bought that wonderful polka dot fabric on line or where u got it from. would love to see it in different colors too. great work

    • girlinspired says:

      Hi Dorothy!

      Thanks so much! I love that fabric, too. I actually picked it up at my nearest Joanns!

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