It really didn't take very long to make this jacket at all. I was actually kind of surprised how quick it was to make. I was extremely happy with the directions that came with the tutorial - very easy to understand and follow. And of course I'm thrilled with the end product. It's absolutely fabulous! The moment I saw the pattern online I wished she made it in my size! I also knew from the beginning that I will be making a few of this jacket over the years, using different fabrics depending on the season. The pattern came with 2 different sizes; 18/24 month and 3/4T, so that will get me through the next few years. If I'm not tired of this style after she's 4, I can purchase a larger sized pattern from the same seller that will get Claire thru 8T ;-)
I made this jacket using the 18/24 month pattern and, unfortunately, it's too big. Claire is a petite 18 month old. I couldn't wait to make this jacket so that she could wear it right away - and all throughout fall - and now I have to wait until next year.
I'm thinking about putting this one in the closet and attempting to alter the pattern to make a jacket that will fit her NOW. I'm not very experienced with altering and sizing patterns, so I'm a little nervous, but how hard could it be?
No seriously, does anyone know how hard it is?