Coco Jacket by Heidi & Finn-Tween Style!
Can I get some props, or high fives? Maybe you could just all do “the wave” for me?!! I made a jacket that my child wears. To school and everything! Introducing the Coco jacket by Heidi & Finn!
It comes in size 12 months to 5t, or 6 years to 12 years. I made size 12 for Bella, using a loosely woven wool for the jacket and unknown silk for the lining.
I was super nervous about a lined jacket. Sometimes you need to do some pretty intricate tailoring, but the Coco jacket is as easy as lining any dress pattern. It has patch pockets in front, and vented sleeves that are really cute.
Im gonna shamefully admit that I’ve never really worked with wool, or silk. But I guess the fabric gods were on my side! My thread matches so perfectly that the stitches completely disappear.
I was able to top stitch lining side up; without worrying about the outer garment. In my (less than modest) opinion, this jacket construction looks pro. (I could’ve given it another pressing before the photos, but I couldn’t get it off her!)
Fabric tip: If you are working with wool, you should pre-wash by hand, or at least heavily steam it. Most silks can be lightly pressed, but no steam! You should test a swatch before you begin. Ask me how I know.
Bella styled her Coco jacket with skinny jeans, a rocker style tee, and hot pink combat boots. I imagined this jacket worn “dressier”, but my kid showed me how versatile it is. I hate it that she’s cooler than me! When did that happen?!
You can buy the Coco jacket pattern at the Heidi & Finn etsy shop. This is a great pattern for tweens. I can see it in tweed or corduroy with leather elbow patches. What fabrics would you choose for this pattern?
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