I've been delighted to test a few times now for Theresa at Grammies Dolls. The amazing patterns she creates reflect years gone by, when children dressed like, well, children!
This adorable shrug/crop jacket PDF pattern comes with sizes 1 - 16 girls included. I would rate it between adventurous beginner & intermediate. If your making your own piping and adding ruffles, lining and all the extras - which I chose to do with my jacket - it can be an involved sew.
The jacket comes with many options! Short puff or long sleeves, lined or unlined, ruffles or no ruffles! Ribbon tie or leave it open, optional piping & collar!!
I chose to make mine with all the options - just to showcase them all!! Plus, they do look very cute! I'm rather partial to piping!!
Here in the "Land Down Under", we are heading into winter, so I decided to line my jacket with fleece. It is cosy warm and with an outer quilting cotton, the jacket is still charming enough to show off any cute dresses!
This jacket is really very versatile & I will be making more in the summer months for sun protection. I was impressed with the test versions that featured the cute puff sleeves - they looked very princess like in my humble opinion!
Grammies Dolls patterns always feature fantastic illustrations of each step, so are easy to follow.
I have come to appreciate any PDF pattern that comes with layering of the pattern pieces. It just saves so much time & trouble! GDs doesn't disappoint! This pattern was very easy to piece together with minimal cutting & of course selective layering.
I intend to re-visit this pattern in summer & hopefully show off some summer crops! For now, I'm rather content to sew a couple more of these winter versions!
If you would like to find out more or purchase the pattern please visit Grammies Dolls HERE