When you have 6 grandchildren 4 and under, there is always someone to sew something for! I’ve done some pattern testing for a great little company called Heidi&Finn over the last year and of course the Little People get to reap the rewards. Heidi&Finn have some really cute designs for kids- you really should check them out! I may or may not own about 7 of their patterns…
Heidi&Finn Coco JacketPhoto is taken from the Heidi&Finn website.
A little about the pattern please and thank you! Based on- of course- a Chanel Jacket, this sweet little thing has all the bones you need for a quick lined casual jacket or would be a stunner made from some sequin fabric for a tweenster! Oh so cute! And get this – It has a two piece sleeve! It also has two patch pockets. It comes as a downloadable PDF and arrives minutesafteryoupayforit! Prints out easily and simple to paste together. *I always suggest you hunt down the pattern page with the little “to scale” box on it and print it out first. Just in case your printer has scaling issues. This pattern has the square on every pattern piece. Love that!
I need to give the company a shout out as fellow Canadians! I love to support Homegrown!
Will it fit my little munchkin? I tested the pattern in a size two for our (then) just two-year old Breezy. The pattern comes in two size ranges 12 months- 5 t, and 6 years to 12 years. I would say it runs true to size with long fitting sleeves.
How did you decide on the fabric to use? I decided to go with the traditional boucle for her and pink lining. The black boucle had purple yarns though it. Perfect for Breezy since we all are well aware of her love of purple! I am dying to make it casual in a grey sweatsuiting next! The trim was deep purple/almost black velvet trim that I had in the stash, paired with fringe made with remnants of the boucle.
Sometimes PDF patterns are so-so. How was this one? I’m glad you asked! This was a joy to sew up. The instructions are clear and detailed with lots of pictures. If you have an iPad or laptop, I would suggest you just print out the pattern and take a gander at the instructions on screen. They are very detailed and not wasting paper is always a good option. Christine always gets lots of testers and they get great results.
Anything else? It was a few months ago when I made this jacket and I do not remember any issues whatsoever. I was very impressed with how quickly the pattern went together and how cute it looks on!Miss H decided to style the shoot. It’s obvious who SHE thinks the star is!