Big and Little Uptown Jacket Pattern Review.
Make It Perfect has created an adorable spring jacket.  The pattern comes in two versions, Little (0-5 years) and Big (6-10 years).  Overall this pattern was easy to follow with great instructions and sizing.  The jackets turned out fantastic!  

The three jackets....

Purple Dots.  This is the first jacket I created was in size 5 from the Little Uptown Girl Pattern.  The fabric used was a quilting cotton for both layers.  This seemed a bit thin for our weather so I added a layer of flannel to the middle.  This created the perfect weight for the jacket.  LOVE IT.  If you choose to add the flannel, make sure to prewash all layers, since flannel tends to shrink more than quilters cotton.  The size fits my 5-year-old perfectly.  I used a fabric covered button and button hole, suggested in the pattern.  Although it looks cute, I think the button might be a bit tough for my daughter to fasten since it is so large.  

Orange and Blue Dot:  The Orange jacket is a size 10, while the Blue jacket is a size 8.  Although they are not for my kids, they tried them on for size for me.  Yes, my son was a trooper and tried on the Orange jacket!  For both jackets, the outer fabric is a thin corduroy and the inside is once again, quilters cotton.  I love the weight of these jackets as well.  The pattern is designed to create a reversible jacket, but I changed the buttons to magnetic snaps, thus eliminating this feature.  If you choose to do this, add a fusible interfacing to the front panels then add snaps and buttons before sewing the lining and outer fabric together.  
Overall, I am very happy with the results and with the Make it Perfect pattern.   My only disappointment is the Little pattern is available is via download, while the Big pattern is not.   But now that I own both patterns, I am happy to make more!

UPDATE 5/2013:   The Big Uptown pattern is available for download as well.  YEAH!!!  
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4/24/2013 10:01:57 pm

Wow!! Impressive. Love your fabric choices throughout!

Ann Sandler
4/27/2013 12:03:05 am

Thank you!

Libby H
5/23/2013 10:50:41 am

Super cute! Do you think this would work as a raincoat if the outer layer was a laminated cotton?

5/23/2013 10:53:11 am

Thank you Libby. Yes, I think this would work perfectly for a raincoat with that fabric. It is a really great coat to sew. Have fun! Ann


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