First up was the jacket. I had bought 1.5 yards of Malden Mills fleece from Fabric Mart. This fleece had a regular fleecey side, and then sort of a hard, knit, shiny side. I hemmed and hawed about whether to do single or double layer (and asked the question on the O+S forums and at Pattern Review). I also wanted to use the Sunday Brunch pattern, but without the gathered skirt, and sort of in a swing coat style. When I went to modify the pattern pieces, I realized that Sunday Brunch only goes up to size 3 - drat, had I realized that, I would have ordered the next size up during last month's pattern sale!
After cutting out my modified front and back, I realized that two layers of sleeve in a size 3 would probably be a little tight as outerwear. I concluded that my warmer jackets seem to have less insulation in the sleeve than the body, and decided to just do a single-layer sleeve. I hope it is warm enough.
I'm particularly happy with the nicely finished inside.
Next up was a longsleeved tshirt. I wanted it to be quick, so I cut two backs from the Hopscotch pattern, lowering the neckline on the front another 3/4". I wanted to add some length after sewing everything together, so I made sweatshirt-type bands for the hem and the sleeves. The main fabric is interlock from Joann's, and the neck binding is Free Spirit jersey.
Lastly, I made some pants. I used the Playtime legging pattern. I think Playtime is my favorite O+S pattern. I have made four Playtime dresses and three pairs of leggings already. I used some adorable butterfly jegging fabric from Girl Charlee. I added some back pockets to make them look just a bit more like proper pants. I would have done some twin needle topstitching on the front to make a faux fly and pockets, but my machine is on a twin needle strike. Sad.
And then, like any good mother, I made my daughter model outside in the snow. She is actually thrilled with her new duds so she didn't mind.