Just over 2 years ago I made this, for myself
I saw at the time that the jacket actually comes in 27 sizes right down to child age 2!
So for Christmas 2021, having sourced some amazing glow in the dark (that’s dubious!) dinosaur fabric, I made one for my grandson, Henry. He came to stay a couple of weeks ago and his mum kindly gave me permission to take and publish these images.
This is the Jalie 2679 Soft Shell Jacket.
Henry is nearly 6. I made the age 6 (size J). But Henry is slim, so I would recommend sizing up.
A little tip about this soft shell fabric. It took me a while to solve the skipping stitches, especially while top stitching the thick seams. I found a microtex needle ( I got through several) worked best for missing stitches and also reducing the tension and lengthening the stitch length. Once I’d sorted that out it was plain sailing. The overlocker needed no such adjustment and just loved this fabric. A good clean out of both machines was needed afterwards!
There are lots of pieces, lots of steps, lots of details.
And lots of top stitching!
And of course, every jacket needs a hook.
All the effort was worth while as apparently he wears it a lot.
I can see more of these incredibly useful garments in the future.
I wear mine so much over the winter when out walking. My most practical make.
But not as cute as my Grandson
Love, Lucie xx