See my full disclosure policy here.
Pattern was free for helping test.
This is the Spring Showers Jacket Pattern from Elegance & Elephants. It is scheduled for release today. I was able to test it, and I really like it.
It goes from size 2/3 to 12, and you can make it for either a boy or a girl. It also included a drawstring option to cinch the coat in at the waist.
This coat has some features that make it perfect for spring. The hood has a brim to help keep rain off little faces and a curved hem in back to keep the rain out.
I wanted to use the green fabric for the jacket, but I only had a yard of it. So I made my own fabric! I cut out rectangles wide enough for the front, back and sleeve pattern pieces. Then I sewed on some of the navy fabric at the bottom to make it long enough for the pattern pieces. After that, I just cut it out as I normally would. Easy color-blocking!
He was so excited to be outside after a cold winter that he couldn't help jumping! It made for some blurry pictures.
There is a lot of top-stitching and other details in this pattern (like the hood and pockets) that make it a little bit of a time investment to make. The zipper is a separating zipper, which (in my opinion) is one of the easier zippers to insert. I would say this is a confident beginner to intermediate pattern, mostly because of the time and attention to detail the pattern calls for.