This lightweight jacket for spring was inspired by a beautiful creation from La Petite Tailleuse that I spotted on pinterest. The fabrics and finish on her small quilted vest are so beautiful and I love how the little tassel ties look. Really I’d have been happy if I could have made an exact copy, but my hand-stitching skills aren’t that neat, and I knew that I would curse myself every time the spring sunshine disappeared if I didn’t make a jacket that fastened all the way down. As I couldn’t think of an elegant way of having both the tie fastening and a full length closure I opted to use a bias binding finish round the edges of the jacket and hidden (well as hidden as possible) snaps down the front. I used a super-soft grey wool for the outside of the jacket, hand-quilted with light-pink embroidery thread and a layer of polyester wadding. The inside of the jacket is lined with pink cotton. The self-drafted pattern is a very simple shape and made slightly too long in the arms to allow room for growth. So there’s the jacket, but why is it super? Well the thought of doing all that hand-quilting (which I actually find really relaxing) in straight(ish) lines seemed like a wasted opportunity so I embroidered a super ‘s’ emblem on the back of the jacket especially for S. The quilting was all done before assembling the pieces. I used interfacing on the underside to draw the guidelines on. And for the bunny bit (which is what links it to the Kid’s Clothes Week ‘Wild Thing’ theme), I stencilled gold rabbit footprints/tracks across the pink lining… and used fabrics to match the rabbit bonnet I posted last week.