Super bunny jacket

hand quilted toddler jacket 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. IMG_0015 2 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. hand quilted toddler jacket with super motif hand quilted jacket detail hand quilted toddler jacket The quilting was all done before assembling the pieces. I used interfacing on the underside to draw the guidelines on. DSC_8497 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… DSC_8499 and used fabrics to match the rabbit bonnet I posted last week.

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14 thoughts on “Super bunny jacket

  1. It is beautiful Toya! I love the idea of the jacket and your hand embroidery skills are perfect! the S in the back and the bunny foot prints are a big cherry on he top of the cake. Really, really I love it! I want one for me 🙂

  2. Ha ha. Not just a quilted jacket, but one with a fantastic Superman S, a printed bunny lining and matching ears. I used this technique to make a quilt for the first grandson and it is still in constant use (now with second), using a vintage soft wool. Suprisingly robust despite machine washing.

  3. wow toya i’m so impressed! this is so beautiful and stunning! i love everything about! the handstiching with the logo on the back make it to a very special piece!

  4. This is just so adorable! The pattern looks pretty simple but the quilting and your personalisation on the back makes it so unique and special. I really love it!

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