Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Raven Princess

So do you think she likes this new jacket??

The answer would be a resounding "yes!"

And the best part is we both do.




I've mentioned before that my girls are not very keen on wearing jeans - as winter approaches in order to entice them  - I have been making some pretty jackets and tops they can wear.

I've had this pattern for ages and was rapt to finally get a chance to make it at Sewjourn on the weekend.

This is the Raven Hoodie from Clever Charlotte. 
I first saw this range of patterns when Katy of No Big Dill did a review on their first release. 
This one came from their second release. I love their style - fashionable items for girls that have a funky edge to them.


With the advice of a couple of the clever chicks at Sewjourn, I altered this so that the tie was in a casing - rather than stitched onto the inside and outside layers of the garment.

My concern was that two layers of fabric joined together made for a bulky tie, and I am glad I did it this way as including the ribbon tie makes a pretty feature (though I may trim it slightly looking at the pic, what do you think??)

The fabric is some longtime-stashed Heather Ross 'Far Far Away 2 Sleeping Beauty' and reliable old Michael Miller 'Ta Dot' on the inside.
The jacket is fully reversible - though I doubt it will be reversed!


There will definitely be more of these made in the future - I think it's a great basic that will work for winter, with a long-sleeved T or in summer with a basic T.

Here's a preview of another of the Sewjourn items - more on that one tomorrow.

16 comments:

Nicole MacDonald said...

So cute! Well done, love to see those smiling faces :)

ARTwendy ... said...

by a little creek not so far far away lived a raven princess ... she skipped home from PMP to model the most gorgeous beautifully made story time sweet jacket made by her mummy ... so, I sew you are so clever & the model looks great in jeans!!

Carmel Morris said...

Gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

I have seen a couple of these made and I have never been taken with them. Your version, I LOVE! It makes me want to buy the pattern

justmejay said...

It's really really pretty - and the ribbon looks lovely. And I am also loving the LTTS cape!

rachelmp said...

Just love these! You had such a productive weekend

Selina said...

Love it!
Trim the ties though!

Angie Clare said...

I really love that fabric. I managed to find a fat quarter a few months ago but thats it. Dont think I can part with it yet. I love the jacket and the casing. Clever idea!

Cas said...

what a gorgeous little jacket. maybe you could alter to suit grown ups karen !! love the fabric selection too & what a clever idea to incase the tie :)

thornberry said...

Oh my, I had better not show these photos to my daughters - because they will definitely want one too! Just superb, and you can tell how much both girls love their mamma-made things!

Cass said...

I love it, need something like this for Charlotte as she is never cold and hates wearing a jacket

Cindy said...

The Raven jacket looks great!

Jane said...

So, so gorgeous! And she does indeed look smitten with it :)

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

LOVELY!!!

motherof5 said...

So,so pretty. I love the ribbon-what a clever idea!

Sally said...

Pretty!!!