Finished camo jacket.

There was only a few finishing details left anyway.

I hemmed the sleeves.


And I sewed on a hook and eye, as well as the button.


My son jumped up and down and gave me a hug when I let him try it on, so I know he loves it, possibly more than I do. I have just a few days to get my daughter’s costume done, but that looks like a much easier pattern I should have no problem.

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Camo jacket part 8

Yikes! I had no idea it was going to take me this long to make it. But I am getting closer and closer to finished. I put in the lining today.


I still have to hand sew the main fabric and lining together on the sleeves, and sew the button and hook and eye on. (The sewing machine didn’t like how thick it was when I did a practice button-hole)

I hope I can get it finished tonight and get the other costume cut out this weekend.

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Camo jacket part 7

I put on the collar pieces, front and back facings today.

I actually did it according to directions this time, and although I wish I hadn’t. It had me sew the under collar on, then the upper collar and the facings. If I make it again I will sew the upper collar, back facing, and front facing pieces together first before sewing it onto the main jacket.


All that is left for the jacket is to line it, I hope I can get it done tomorrow.

I also figured out how I am going to finish off the beard so my son can wear it. I cut a length of 1/4″ elastic )slightly shorter than the length needed) and threaded it through the beard and sewed it shut.



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Camo jacket part 6

I didn’t get as much done today as I would have liked, but I did get 4 sleeves in place.

Two for the lining.


And the other two on the main fabric.


I love how the front of the main jacket looks like it lines up! I could not have planned it better than that. I am sure it will fit my son perfectly.

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Something for Christmas

Yup it’s not even Halloween yet and I am taking a break from the costume making and gathering supplies for a few Christmas gifts.

First a unique jewelry box, which will be stained a color per my kids request. (for my sister)


It has many sections and a drawer.


I will also line the drawer and boxes with felt or velvet.

And for the teacher gifts this year, light bulb shaped plastic ornaments, alpha beads and mini light bulb shaped ornaments.


The kids and I will be spelling out their teachers names (or some appropriate phrase) with the beads and gluing them to a skewer, and putting a few of the mini bulbs inside.

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Camo jacket part 5

It seemed a little less confusing today since the portion of the jacket I worked on was similar to the lining.

First I did the darts, they are kind of hard to see on the camo fabric.



I sewed the main body peices together.


And I sewed the sleeves together.



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Camo Jacket part 4

I sewed the front, back and side panel peices of the lining together today. I also sewed the shoulder seams.


So far this pattern has been one of the most confusing patterns I have ever sewn, at least as far as the instructions go. But I am determined to make it work and finish both kids costumes.

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