Pattern: Kids Dutchie Jacket
Designer: Ellie & Mac
Fabrics: Black French Terry from Rubyjam Fabrics and Buffalo Plaid Flannel from Spotlight
Skill level: Intermediate
Measurements: Chest: 21″; Waist 20.5″; Hips 21″
Size made: 3
Adjustments: Hacked their instructions on the welt pocket.
Pros:Love this jacket cause you can mix woven in the bodice with knit for the sleeves.
Cons: I found the instructions a little confusing. Definitely read each step before progressing. 

The Wrap Up

I’ve actually made this jacket for Jemma before (which you can read here) and while I loved it, I found the instructions a little heavy to follow. To be honest, some of it is that because I am such a competent sewist I tend to assume what the next step will be and go ahead with what I logically think will work, but sometimes patterns need to be done in a certain way for all the elements to work, so it doesn’t always work in my favour to jump the gun!

As I mentioned in my last review, I wasn’t a huge fan of the visible stitching lines on the front welt pocket, so this time I was determined to alter them out. I cut out all the pieces and ended up having a think about it overnight and came up with a pretty good solution I think.

I filmed it all to show how I did, you can see it all in the YouTube video below. 

It is definitely a great pattern all in all, I just recommend you take your time while sewing it and you will get great results.

How to eliminate the visible stitching lines on the welt pocket, plus short review.

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