Ta-da! The 2-in-1 Jacket from Sewing for Boys is finished! I am so happy with how it turned out. My sweet little George finally has a made-by-mom piece of clothing! Here are a few pictures of the last "button-attaching" part of the pattern.
First I had to get all set up for making the buttonholes. I really dislike making buttonholes, my machine is wonderful but not very high-tech so I some times dream of a having a fancy new sewing machine that will make buttonholes with the touch of a button.
After you have finished the buttonholes, mark the placement of the buttons by marking though the slits in the buttonholes. Just ignore the big blue dots, I ended up changing the number of buttons I used and moving things around a little.
To make it reversible, sew the buttons on both sides of the jacket. I did this but I am thinking about removing them since I really like the khaki side and I am not a fan of that one button that shows at the collar.
I think George was more excited about playing peek-a-boo behind his door, than his new jacket. But I'll pretend that those cute smiles are for the jacket.
* Go check out Jessica's corduroy version of the jacket and her wonderful toggle buttons, so cute!
Thanks so much for being part of my first sew-along! As promised someone will win these boy-friendly sewing goodies. I'll choose a winner on Monday. Just leave a link in the comments to your 2-in-1 jacket!