Saturday, September 6, 2008

Green Pepper Oregon Jacket for Kids

The full review is here at

Is my son cute or what? This jacket is made of three layers: XALT breathable laminate on the outside, polartec 200 as insulation, and polyester wicking sweatshirt fleece as a lining. I put the slick side against the skin.

This is the drawstring for the waist.

Here is the hood drawstring. I will change the hood next time. It shows too much cheek and forehead.

The sleeves and hem were easy. Cut off the lining an inch, fold up the shell material, fold under the edge and edgestitch.

I'm not sure that I like what happens when the hood drawstrings are tightened. The drawstrings are only attached to the lining so it pulls the lining snug but not the rest of the hood.

I put reflective tape on the back of the coat too.

Next up: The girl coats. I haven't traced this off yet but there are a lot of pieces!


Ann Made Studio said...

Ahhhh he is a cutie!
The jacket looks great, nice and warm :)

Claire S. said...

Yup definitely high levels of cutie pie going on there ! He's lookin' good in the new coat - What a grin !

Unknown said...

Dawn, where do you get your materials? This is a great tough weather jacket! BTW, I'm putting a small gift in the mail to you Monday!

goodworks1 said...

What a cutie! And a great heavy-duty goodlooking jacket too!

I wonder if you could fix that hood thing by stitching in the ditch along the back of the hood, attaching the hood lining to the back of the hood.

Or if that compromises the waterproofing, maybe there's a way to get inside and hook the seam allowances together (hood and lining) along the back of the hood.

Anyhow, just some ideas! What a great pic!

Janene said...

Great jacket! and what a handsome guy wearing it.

kasizzle said...

Cute little guy!
The jacket looks like a lot of hard work. It looks very professional.

Cathy said...

What a cool jacket! And your son is such a cutie!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you're good. Your son is definitely adorable.

Christina said...

What an awesome coat! So many great details, I would have guessed it was purchased at a store. I guess it's a nice warm up to the girls' coats you are working on.