When little Moss was born last fall, I knew I had to make something green for him to wear. His jacket is made from the same Simplicity pattern (6256) as Evan’s, which you can see here. I am not waiting for grandchildren of my own to make clothes for. Whether or not I will ever become a grandmother is uncertain and out of my control, so I take the opportunity to sew for those children who are here now. I made some children’s clothes earlier in the summer, before I realized that I was way behind in getting ready for my show in September. Sewing from a pattern is relaxing, like following a favorite cookie recipe. For Moss’s jacket, I used mottled green fabric with orange dots and lined it with cotton batting.
Then I chain stitched a name tag with Moss.
And shaped it into a leaf, which I appliqued to the jacket front.
Then a stem and pointed leaf edging were added with variegated embroidery floss.
The jacket was lined with a solid moss-green fabric and I made bias tape to sew around the raw edges.
Buttons and button holes came next.
This little guy is ready for cool days this fall.