The jacket is fully lined with contrasting fabrics for the lining, button placket and hood. I decided to just use one fabric as my contrast, but with the "darling details" there are lots of opportunities to experiment with fabrics and colours. "Seeing sweet baby eyes and cheeks peek out of the hood is just irresistible" - a definite selling point!
The pattern sizes are quite small. I made a nine to 12 months. Alyssa is nine months old and its tight when she has layers underneath.
I have the green version of this fabric so when I make the next size here are a couple of things I will do differently:
- Add extra length. It's too short, especially when she is crawling it sits half way up her back
- Reconsider options for fastening the jacket. The buttons slip out of the loops, so possibly the loops are too long. I might try velcro to better secure the button placket
- Use a warmer fabric for the lining