Season 7 at Project Run and Play is just starting and I've decided to do just as many boy entries as girl entries this time around. When I saw that the flip was a dress pattern, well....lets just say ideas weren't very forthcoming. I didn't find it surprising. I mean, so far all the flips I've seen have been dresses. This one was just, stumping.
While I was wracking my brain for anything, I decided to make a list of my goals for this season.
1- To really push myself
2- To use my stash and buy NOTHING
3- To sew needs and practical items that will be used a ton this winter.
It was with that 3rd goal that an idea finally came to me.
Fall is, well, here.
And Jude has zero things for it.
Before I share, lets take a look at the original Oliver & S Popover Dress:
And here is what I finally came up with:
The Popover Jacket
Don't let the name fool you. It doesn't actually pop over his head.
Obviously there are some massive changes.
I started out with the bodice outline, then I added a piece at the top so the jacket would go all the way up.
I split the front on the side and added an inch to each new side so it would overlap.
I also just had it go strait down rather then flare out. Boys don't do the flare look very well.
And the last very obvious change, adding sleeves and a collar.
I made it in a size 2T. It's a little big on Jude, but this kiddo is growing fast and winter isn't fully on us quite yet.
Are you wanting more details??
There's a zipper pocket on one sleeve.
I made it to be reversible, but then when I went to find buttons, I only had 5 that would match and buying more went against goal number 2.....something I can still add in the future.
We placed a zip pocket on the inside chest too.
While taking pics of Jude, Paisley kept coming up and being in the pictures, so I had her try it on. She's a massive skinny mini, and besides the sleeve length, it totally worked.
The moustache fabric is the same I used for Judes coat last year. What can I say? I love it!
The other is an extremely soft brown corduroy.
The jacket is also quilted, so it will keep him nice and warm.
Great thing is, I feel I met all my goals with this jacket!
And it looks like Jude loves it too! BONUS!
I'll be putting up the tutorial for this jacket plus the size 2 pattern for free early next month, so keep an eye out!