In addition to testing a top for myself this week, I also got to test a kid’s jacket pattern from Get Your Crap Together. The Denali Jacket (affiliate link.) is a unisex pattern that has options for boys and girls, color blocking and two different hoods. I made the size 6 for my boys, so it will be a little big and they can wear it layered. I only finished one so far, the other kid is begging for his ASAP.
I color-blocked the back as well as the front (the pattern only calls for the front) so I could use a remnant of the Batman fleece. A half yard is just a little too short to do the size 5 or 6 in one solid piece. Using the solid fleece for the sleeves, hood, yokes made the project really affordable since the solid is much cheaper than the character fleece. I used thrift-store means t-shirts for the hood lining and facing, they are sometimes on sale for as little as $1 each and make great accent knits.
This is a great lightweight jacket for fall or spring, and is thin enough my kids can wear it in their car seats without loosening the harness. Perfect for those little fleece remnant bin scraps.
You can get the pattern from Craftsy.