Friday, 9 April 2010

finished

So deeply satisfied I can't tell you.




The boy loves it, which is the greatest achievement of them all.



And when he wears it with his little cap, well, it's serious spunk material.
It's been such a hit that even the older bloke is thinking he might like one. I don't get to make much stuff for D, he's not much into stuff. And between his polar fleece, denim jacket and leather jacket he doesn't generally see a need for something more. But I've got his attention now and sparked his imagination, so tomorrow I'll start drafting a pattern (sans hood sadly) and set out to find some fabric worthy of this rare commission. Very excitement!

17 comments:

angelina said...

that is one supercooljacket!

flamehair said...

The jacket turned out beautifully! Hurrah for Ottobre, and hurrah for great fabric choices. :)

Jodie said...

and what did you sew into it that suddenly makes him look so grown up???

trash said...

Will we get to see both of them posing in their fabulous jackets cometh the day?

Frogdancer said...

It's lovely when the menfolk request something handmade, isn't it?
I'm currently knitting a headband for David2 to hold back his dreadlocks. He left his original one on the bus coming back from Central Australia and he actually ASKED me to knit him a replacement (The first one was bought.) Naturally I cast on straight away, before he changes his mind.

sooz said...

Oh yes frog I hear you! I have gotten D to change his schedule to go fabric shopping this morning so I can start before he changes HIS mind!

sooz said...

And flamehair - the jacket looks totally different to the one in ottobre. Theirs is a canvas anorak style. Changing the fabric, lining, taking the string out of the hood, removing some of the pockets...but I agree, the ottobres are a great base to work from!

sue said...

Wow that is a very trendy jacket, and I love the fabrics you used too. No wonder your Mr. D wants one too. Are you going to make one for yourself too, that way you will all have some nice winter jackets!

A tai-tai said...

Hello, this is the coolest home-made garment that I've seen for a boy, really. I wish I could do one for my 7 years old son, did you use a pattern for it? Congratulations, your babe looks soooo cool with it...

blackbird said...

I'm no sewer - can't even remember how I found my way here, but I must tell you that these clothes, and that jacket in particular, are stunning.
My sewing friend (Martha Macgyver)makes only girl things and I (the mother of boys - well grown) likes seeing stylish boy things.
Well done.
Beautiful finishing.

Ren said...

Very excitement indeed. Love love love love love the jacket and it looks so perfect on Wil.

Gina said...

Oh, now, that's just far too gorgeous and clever for words. I'm almost going to have to unsubscribe out of disgust for your talent.

lilredsquirrel said...

What a funky little jacket. I love the cars inside. Nic

nikkishell said...

Oh how cool does he look?! Great job Suzie!

Cass said...

Wow I absolutely love it

Inner Pickle said...

god that's such a fantastic jacket!! I came to get your gyoza recipe and now look at THAT! am quickly scrolling to see if you list where the pattern is from... awesome.

Megbud said...

Beautifully done! and he looks so adorable in it.