I first saw this pattern used on Sew Mama Sew. I thought it was the cutest thing ever, so I contacted the lady who made it and she was nice enough to share what pattern it was…McCall’s M5697. Well, I was excited to get it…then, I let it sit around. Since then, I’ve seen these jackets pop up elsewhere around the net. So, I finally got around to it and I’m glad that I did. This is a great little pattern and pretty easy. There are four variations…I chose View B.
Jennifer’s fabric is just perfect. I used Green Mary Trellis, Blue Claire Blocks, and Green Claire Blocks for the buttons. I made the buttons myself using those metal buttons that you cover. You can pick up those kits at most craft stores.
I’m just completely in love with this jacket. My daughter will probably be wearing it out on most outtings…even if it doesn’t match what she is wearing.
One more note, I made the sleeves a little longer than they were supposed to be. I didn’t liek the 3/4 sleeve look. I wanted them to reach her wrists. You know me…I couldn’t just make the pattern straight. I also added buttons to the pockets for a little extra accent, too.
This jacket is light weight, so it is good for Fall or Spring, and can be worn as just an over-shirt. I’ll definitely be making this one again. Miss Sid has just entered into size 3Ts, and I made her a size 3. Here are some more shots of the jacket: