Citronille Patterns: Sewing the Alice Jacket

The Alice Jacket pattern from Citronille is for children’s sizes 2 through 8 years. The style takes us back a few decades with that vintage style that so many little ones love.

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This jacket can be made with a lofty warm wool like the one above that Abby made, or in a lighter wool or other lighter fabric such as corduroy or a heavy linen like the Waterford Linen, or a Linen Blend. The jacket is lined, giving the maker a great opportunity to add a personal touch for the child with a fun quilting print that would appeal to their interests.

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Abby writes about about making the jacket: “As always, the wool fabric was wonderful to work with, as it both holds it shape, and gives a bit at the same time which makes it easy to keep seams even and smooth. I always think it is going to be hard to set in sleeves with the heavier wool fabric, but the give makes it easier for me than many light weight fabrics.

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“I regret the size buttonholes I made. I think they are way too big. I had thought this size button would look good, but once the buttonholes were made, I realized that I should have gone down in size. I used fabric covered buttons, and found a solid that I thought worked well with the jacket. I had originally planned to use the print I lined with in the buttons, but ended up changing my mind as I wasn’t happy with how the print kept lining up on the finished buttons.”

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When made with one of our heavier wools, and lined with a quilting print like this one, the jacket is warm enough for light winter wear. Not for the coldest days, but it would work well for high 20’s and warmer.