|The perfect little jacket for sitting back and enjoying lifeHi Tater Tot and Jello readers!! I am a secret stalker of Jen’s amazing blog and all the amazingly creative projects shared here. Which is why it is such an honor to be here today. (I think it made my year)
A little introduction, my name is Shauna and I am Shwin W behind shwin & shwin.
I LOVE to sew and create, my sister and I started our blog to share the things we create with each other since we live a world apart, we thought we would share with others along the way. It has been so much fun to create and share. I hope you join us some time.
Today I am sharing a little asymmetric cropped jacket.
I find that you can find inspiration all around you. Today’s jacket was inspired by some buttons. I ripped them off an old jacket, and created the shapes colors and design after the buttons. So find some cool buttons that speak to you and let’s get started!
What you will need:
- Fabric (I used Jersey knit)
- 1/8 inch elastic
Now for the sleeves. Trace the sleeve from a shirt that fits well, and add seam allowance.
Label as sleeve cut 2 cut along a fold on the top line.
|Start by sewing the back piece to the two front pieces at the shoulder and side seams|
|Then take the piping and pin it to the right side of the top all along the edges. Clip the flap of the piping when you get to a corner so that it goes around the corner well. Sew in place. Follow the stitch line that is already on the piping.|
|Turn the piping so the flap in on the inside now and top stitch in place.|
|Now for the sleeves. With the sleeve folded right sides together sew along the raw edge. do the same for the cuff.|
|Now fold the cuff, so the seam is on the inside.|
|Now place your cuff around the sleeve so the raw ends match up. Sew in place. If you sew following the stitch line you already have in place on the sleeve you will have the best results.|
|Now you have a sleeve with a cuff. Do that for both sleeves.|
|Now pin right sides together with the sleeve inside the arm opening sew in place.|
|Now do that with both sleeves.|
|Now more piping. You are going to pin and sew the piping all around the bottom edge of the top just as you have done before. Fold over the edge so you get a nice finished edge.|
|Then ruffle the bottom piece just in the front on both sides of the curved pieces. Gather it just so it is the length of the top piece. Then sew it along your piping that you sewed to the top piece. (you are almost done)|
|Then with the elastic sew little loops to the inside of the flap.|
|Then sew the buttons to the other side, sew them over the the side since there will be overlap.|
|Then you are done. Pretty easy right?|
|Don’t you just love the little details?|
|The perfect little jacket for sitting back and enjoying life
The jacket and the baby are adorable — I’ll take them both LOL.
I love Shwin & Shwin – they have tons of awesome tutorials!
This Ruffle Top Shirt – how hip and adorable!
These ABC Flash Cards — did I already say adorable???
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And the girls at Shwin & Shwin are having tryouts for Project “toddler” Runway!! Check it out HERE! I can’t wait for that!!
Be sure to check out Shwin & Shwin!!
PS — Check out Beckie’s Pennywise Presents Series — great gift ideas for less $$$! I’m sharing an easy Felt and Leather Flower Tutorial that can be made into a bunch of different gift ideas!
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Love, love, love!! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:
Super cute! I cant wait to learn how to sew… and have kids… so that I can rock this tutorial! =) haha
Jenn L @ Peas & Crayons
Shwin W says
Jen, Thanks for having us! It was a total pleasure. And you can make one for yourself 😉 I am pretty certain I will be making one for myself.
Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com says
Thanks for coming over and sharing your fabulous jacket. I love that. I wish I could make one for ME!!
A Dixie Girls Delights says
WOW this is beyond cute great job its always neat to see how someone takes something old and makes it like new again will be making htis for both of my girls thanks again
Party Box Design says
omg soooo beyond cute and I WISH I was that talented! I have no idea how to sew!
This is SO stinking cute! I can't wait to get my craft room organized so I can make one for my little girl.
Thanks for the super awesome tutorial!