I made this jacket a year ago and posted some cute photos of the matching booties as well. Which reminds me… where are those booties?? So now my guy wears the jacket and I can give a much better pattern review!
Pattern: Baby in the Hood from Anna Maria Horner’s book Handmade Beginnings: 24 Sewing Projects to Welcome Baby. I’ve also posted about her patterns here, here, and here.
Size: This jacket is size 6-9 months. I believe the sizing runs a bit large, as I mentioned about the pants. However, the length isn’t especially large, mostly just the sleeves and the width. Plan to roll the sleeves (which is cute anyway). On a whole, the sizing isn’t too bad.
I had mentioned that I wanted to make 2 or 3 more of these in different sizes. I might, if I have the time. It is actually the jacket I use for him all the time and I remember liking how easily it came together when I sewed it.
Things I’d change: Get rid of those toggles. Cute, in theory, but the jacket always comes unbuttoned. Regular button holes, please. I might attempt a zipper, actually.
Has anyone put a zipper in one of these? I’d love to hear how it went!