This week’s forecast is calling for a LOT of rain. So it’s a good thing that we’re prepared with our new…
Spring Showers Jacket, from Elegance & Elephants!
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This pattern is nothing but fantastic. It has everything your kiddo could want in a raincoat (or even just an everyday coat).
I picked up a tablecloth at Target in the clearance section quite awhile ago. It’s some kind of polyester… not stiff at all, and super wearable. I had in mind to make a jacket out of it, so when Heidi came out with this pattern, I knew it was a meant to be!
My six-year-old calls it Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors, which is obviously the perfect name. :) The fabric is not 100% waterproof, but I plan to scotch guard it (thanks to Alida’s suggestion). I lined it with red flannel, since we don’t get a lot of rain when it’s super hot out. And it was the only solid color that I had enough of in my stash…
I love how Heidi even thought to include a way for your little one to hang up their jacket! I used some twill tape, though there’s directions in the pattern for how to make your own.
I just adore the hood. The visor is awesome. It keeps the rain – or sun! – out of their eyes. I would love to make a fall coat, without the visor, using a different fabric.
And just because I can’t help but share… epic pattern matching!
The pockets are so great – they are nice and big. You could easily snap or button them down if you want too.
We’re big fans of pockets. :)
This jacket is SO comfy. Perfect for running and playing. He seriously wears it around the house, he loves it so much! A stiffer material might be different, of course, but I love how Heidi designs with real kids in mind.
Real, giggly, playful kids. :)
The Spring Showers Jacket pattern is available for sizes 2-12, and is perfect for girls or boys! You can see this and all of the Elegance & Elephants patterns here.
You can get your pattern for $1 off with the code TOUR. Make sure you check out all the other Spring Showers Jackets on the tour – there are so many great boy and girl versions!