Elegance & Elephants Spring Showers Jacket – Pattern Review

I had the good fortune this week to be asked to test again for Elegance & Elephants.

You already know how much I love Heidi’s patterns.  You’ve seen them often enough here.

This time it was Boy’s turn to be my muse for Heidi’s latest delightful offering, the Spring Showers Jacket.

E&E jacket

The Pattern

This is a really cute unisex jacket in sizes 2 – 12. I made the size 4/5.  The PDF comes together really quickly and easily and each size is nicely nested to enable you to cut or trace your required size without having to squint! The instructions are well written with clear photos holding your hand every step of the way. The pattern has some sweet touches like the patch pockets with flaps:

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and a cute visor on the hood!

Spring Showers Jacket 3The Fabric

I chose this fabulous navy camo cotton drill  from Minerva Fabrics for the outer shell and a plain cotton, also from Minerva for the lining.  I lined the sleeves in a matching poly to make the jacket easier to slip on and off.

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What do I think?

No surprises… I love this pattern.  Heidi has done it again.  This is going to be a firm favourite Chez Stitches.

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I’m thrilled with this jacket.  This is the sort of garment I’d happily spend good money on, but am even happier to have made myself.

My little man is 5 but small for his age.

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This means he’s got lots of room to put a sweater underneath on cooler days, and will also get lots of wear out of this.

He loves it too.

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The pattern is available now.  If you’ve got small people I can really recommend this pattern.  I’ve got a feeling it won’t be too long before I’m making a pink or red version for a certain little lady.  She’s dropping huge hints to that effect. And who am I to argue?

Disclaimer:  I received a free copy of this pattern in return for my testing of the pattern and subsequent feedback.  All opinions are, however, entirely my own.  

17 Responses to Elegance & Elephants Spring Showers Jacket – Pattern Review

  1. Jane G says:

    It looks fabulous, and so does the little man. After watching the sewing bee the other night, the boys have decided I can make them something similar too. Think they have greater faith in my abilities than I do!

    • No…they know just how clever you are. The new sewing bee book has the pattern for the bomber jacket featured in a recent episode, and a waistcoat. They’d look very dapper!

  2. Janet clare says:

    Great pattern and beautifully sewn too. But the boy, the boy is gorgeous!

  3. 5currantbuns says:

    That looks fantastic…your son looks so good in it

  4. Aww, your little boy is so cute and looks so chuffed with his jacket. Wish this pattern had been out when Sprogzilla was smaller, it’s lovely and you have done an amazing job. Love the topstitching too. x

  5. Vicki Kate says:

    This is going on the to-do list for boy. I’d love to find a waxed cotton as it would be a fabulous winter jacket lined in fleece and flannel for when he starts school (eek)!
    Young Mr looks great in his and the fabric choice is perfect for it!

    • That would be cool. Don’t Merchant and Mills stock waxed cotton? He’s a lucky boy. I can’t believe he’s nearly ready for school. Time flies far too quickly.

  6. Melizza says:

    Your littles look so freaking cute! Goodness. They have such a great mama for sewing them the loveliest clothes.

  7. Anne-Marie says:

    That’s a beautiful, beautifully made jacket; your son is so cute in it and looks such a happy boy!

  8. It’s really gorgeous – perfect for your little man!

  9. Donna says:

    Wow, this is incredible work!

  10. K-Line says:

    This gorgeous child always makes me smile! And adorable jacket.

  11. Liara says:

    Adorable!! And the jacket is great too. It’s looking like it might FINALLY warm up around here too. Now if only I had time to sew, I’d make one up for each of mine…

    • pendlestitches@gmail.com says:

      Oh wouldn’t some sewing time be a wonderful thing? Between Easter holidays and the house being upside down, I’m not sure I even know where my sewing machine is. Sigh!