Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Pattern Release! Upsized "April Showers Jacket"

I am excited to introduce today, the upsized version one of my favorites, the "April Showers Jacket."  Opening up shop last November, I offered this (toddler-sized) jacket as my very first pattern!  I've so enjoyed the positive customer response it's gotten, especially the requests to grade it into bigger sizes.  The new pattern includes sizes 12 mos.-10!  I've given it a general upgrade as well based on new tester feedback, including better measurement charts, an elastic option for the hood, and additional notation within the pattern pieces to help construction go even more smoothly! 

This simple little raincoat is fully lined and can be sewn for boys and girls. 
It's an easy sew and a great choice for a first jacket pattern, if you've never made one before.  Cotton laminate fabric is ideal for the project; and a full section of tips for using this type of material is given in the tutorial.  Your coat can also be made with a variety of fabrics such as corduroy, quilter's cotton, fleece, wool, nylon, PUL, etc.  Linings that work well include everything from flannel, to minky.   The design also gives you the ability to sew a completely reversible jacket if you wish.  The "April Showers Jacket" will be an awesome staple in your
 little (or big:) one's closet!

Here are a few of the beautiful coats created by my excellent testers:

by, Angela from
                                                        by, Krissy at Totally Toostsies

                                               by, Gloria from

                                           by, Kylie at

by, Kristel
                                                                a cute reversible jacket
                                                                         by, Racheal

                                                                         by, Lieve

an adorable Fall coat in corduroy
by, Jennifer

                                                                            by, Mary
You may purchase your copy in my Etsy shop:
Use the coupon code LABORDAY14 today through September 1st for 30% off this or any of the patterns in the shop!

If you already own the original "April Showers Jacket" pattern, I have listed the new version just for you, as an add-on, for a minimal charge.  Simply select the "April Showers Add-On" listing at purchase.  I'll check records to verify that you have bought it previously, then email you the upgraded version. 
 (The coupon code LABORDAY14  works for the add-on as well!)

You can also enter to win a copy for FREE! 
(If you buy the pattern, then win, I'll be happy to refund your purchase price.)

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