Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Oliver + S Sunday Brunch Jacket

I have been looking for a jacket to buy Ellyse for this winter but just could not find the perfect one. I was browsing a sewing forum when I saw this gorgeous Sunday Brunch Jacket. I just knew it was going to be THE jacket for winter.

I tried Spotlight for fabric, that was a joke. I ended up at our local Bargain Box and their range of cord wasn't the best either. I settled on some ghastly pink that really only a little girl could wear.

I am in love with the jacket. The pattern was so easy to follow and the jacket came together in a matter of hours. I am not happy with my button choice at all, I am after something a bit more classy so will go on a search in the coming days. This jacket cost $15 to make including thread and buttons (as bad as they are) so I think I will be making a few more.

Here it is with my reluctant model.







Here she is all dressed for kindy wearing her Flipsy skirt - this is my wrong side and her right side of the skirt. I will have to get another shot of the good side!



Don't you just love the 'ballet tights' under the skirt! It is her favourite look.

14 comments:

Cass said...

Andrea, the jacket looks fantastic, well done

Beetlehouse Designs said...

I love it Andrea. That pattern is just beautiful. How gorgeous. I like the pink.

fallen~from~grace said...

It's gorgeous Andrea! I am so jealous it doesn't come any bigger than a sz 8, I'd so love to make this for my girls. Ellyse looks tickled pink ( excuse the pun) with it too!

Natalie said...

Andrea, this jacket is just adorable! I too fell in love with the pattern and had to buy it, glad to hear it's easy to follow... now I'm just trying to find the right fabric.

Miss Amy said...

very cute. I love that jacket on... you have made me want it even more!!

Karen said...

Andrea as much as you may not like the fabric/buttons youused for this it is a gorgeous little jacket.
Hearing it comes together well inspires me to get it out and have a go too!

Andrea said...

I do love the pink, just not me first preference of shade. I also love the buttons but I think for a Sunday Brunch they should be a bit more fancy.
Thanks for your comments I appreciate them, they are certainly making me feel better which is what I need right now.

Lou said...

WOW LOVE the jacket!! This has come up really well. It has made me want to start mine i just need to find the right fabric!! Cant wait to see more from you :-)

Little Munchkins said...

Looks great Andrea! I think you did well. The pink suits her well too, even if it wasn't your first choice of colour :)

Brissmiths said...

Just gorgeous Andrea! Wonder if they make a nice jacket pattern for boys?

Sahra said...

Beautiful Jacket Andrea! I also have plenty of that pink cord

Marie said...

That jacket looks brilliant.

Kylie said...

Andrea - this looks amazing - I am kicking myself that I have not bought this pattern - thought that Amelia would not need it and now that I see it made up it is devine - well done!

Nicol said...

Andrea,
The jacket is awesome. Yet again you have made something wonderful. Funny how you didn`t like each aspect but they all came together in a fantastic end product
I have to say, she is at the forefront of fashion with the ballet tights. Everyone in Tokyo has this look.
As always your model is superb
Nxx