KCWC-Sadie’s Abbey jacket

My semi-last minute contribution to KCWC was this Abbey jacket for Sadie. Adorbs, right? I made it with this pattern, which was great!

I used charcoal grey fleece from Joanns (hope it doesn’t pill too much), and a napkin for the lining. Yes, a napkin. A girl’s gotta get fabric wherever she can!

I got it in Utah in May, since it was such a cute print I had to grab it, and it was the perfect amount for this jacket-plus, grey and mustard yellow is such a cute combination!

My favorite touch was using yellow embroidery thread to sew on the white buttons. Perfecto!

I cut out a size 2T (actually kind of intending it to be large on Charlotte), but it fit the Sadester almost perfectly so she got it. The sleeves were a little long, but that’s better than too short! The fit everywhere else was great.

I love the button tabs on the front and sleeves! I had pinned a jacket like this one and wanted to copy it but hadn’t (obviously) gotten around to it. I just LOVE when other people do the hard work for you. Sometimes I wish I could just clone myself so I could work on two projects at once.

Like another jacket for Charlotte this time!?


  1. You’re amazing Lady!

  2. LOVE IT!!! Just wish the pattern came in bigger girl sizes! My babies getting so big!
    10 this year! Yikes!

    Such cuteness!

  3. This is so pretty, looks perfect on your girl:)

  4. Love it! I wish it came in my size. It is adorable!!

  5. I am pretty sure you just tipped me over the edge for buying this pattern- every version I see of it I LOVE! You did a great job Mama!

  6. this is beautiful, love this fabric combo.
    I KNOWWWWWWWWWW how hard it is to keep up with everything while having tiny ones around your legs all day he he.

  7. Just started following your blog, but I love it already!! SO cute … the jacket is awesome.

  8. That is so adorable – I wish it came in my size! Great job…

  9. If it DOES pill, a good trick is to take a cheapo razor and “shave” the fleece. Works like a charm, I tell you!

  10. That is just darling!
    Love your finishing touches.

  11. Oh man I love it! Thanks so much for blogging about the pattern as well! I made one for Abbey out of the same Grey, and I am hoping the same thing, no pil. So far so good, but the cool weather season is just coming so it is about to get a lot more wear.

  12. SUCH a cute jacket! I’ve just found out about that pattern recently, but I love the look of it. Great job!

  13. That is so cute!! Both the model and the jacket are cute,,haha.. wish I have a girl to make dress for.

  14. Awesome! I love it. Might have to check that pattern out. Thanks for sharing.

  15. I was debating ordering this pattern–you have convinced me! Adorable and I LOVE your color choice!!

  16. don’t you just love it !?!
    PS I sewed one, too :)

  17. Love it! May have to buy the pattern for my girlies!

  18. kind of wishing that this pattern were made for adults too…i would totally wear that.

  19. OH my cuteness!!! I think I’m going to have to get this pattern! It’s a great price, and so stinkin’ cute!! Love it.

  20. Wow. This is really cute.
    Sigh, how I long for a girl…

  21. So adorable and creative using the napkin for the lining!

  22. Oh my, this is absolutely adorable!!!! Must make this for my little girl also.

  23. Adorable, Jess. Love the grey and yellow…and that you used a napkin is fabulous!

  24. That is so luscious! Love all the fun little details.

  25. Wow! I love that jacket. I also bought that pattern but I haven’t get to work yet. I have a question for you: do you think it could work in another fabric such as twill or corduroy? I can’t find a cute fleece color where I live so I had thought of using another fabric. Also, you say the pattern is quite big. My daughter is a tall 4 years old. What size would you recommend me to sew?

  26. love this jess!!! and the fleece must be so cozy. sadie is such a poser, hehehe

  27. Wow! You got so much done for KCWC! I wish I had that much to show! Love the color combo!

  28. Very Nice!! I’m doing KCWC as well, but so far I’ve been sticking to pants! I need to do a coat or two… You did a wonderful job with this pattern and I love the choice of fabric! The napkin worked perfectly!

  29. So darling! Handmade jackets are the best. Good work!

  30. That is too cute -absolutely adorable!
    Katie x

  31. Holy CRAP that is adorable!!

  32. Seriously. Cutest jacket ever.

  33. Oh my. This is so cute I can’t stand it!! fabulous job!

  34. I am so making this for my little one – it is adorable. Two questions: is it full lined? And how would you rate the difficulty of the pattern? Thanks Jenny :)

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