Pattern: The Campbell Jacket by Goober Pea Designs
Time to Make: One Hour Per Jacket
Material: 1 ¼ Yards Heavyweight Denim, 1 ¼ yards Double Knit & ¾ yards Stretch Denim, ¾ yards Cotton Lycra
Total Cost to Make: $8 & $6
Last week I had the privilege of testing out the new jacket pattern from Goober Pea Designs. The pattern is a lined, hooded jacket that comes in a size range from 3 months up to size 12. There are style options including a peplum version, trim or no trim, pocket options, various closures (zippers, snaps, buttons, or Velcro) and it can be made reversible.
I cut out a size 8 for my son and the only adjustment I made was to add 2” in length to the body. The fabric was a heavyweight grey denim and I lined it with a burnt orange double knit. My fabric stash is severely lacking in masculine fabric.
I clearly need more fabric!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Luckily, my son liked how the jacket turned out. Next time I will use snaps or a zipper and I’m excited to try it out in a waterproof fabric. This will make an excellent raincoat.
For my daughter, I cut out a size 18 months (She’s two), from a mid-weight stretch denim. I lined it in cotton lycra and repurposed a zipper from an old hoodie that was on it’s last legs. So much fun to sew, and so easy! I want to make a fur lined version for winter.
One of the great things about this pattern is that it is lined and can be made entirely on a sewing machine with a straight stitch. For all of you using treadle machines, this pattern is for you! I also like that it can be made with both stable knits and wovens of any weight. I would recommend going up a size if you’re using heavy weight fabric because it can be a little snug. I don’t think my son’s jacket will fit come winter, but that’s fine. I can make another 😊
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