Today I am excited to share with you one of many outstanding patterns found in this issue: The Bonfire Jacket by Ainslee Fox. This pattern is a trendy unisex jacket that can be made with long or short sleeves. It can be worn year round, and includes sizes 1-12, so you will be able to get a lot of use out of this pattern!
We are up in northern Canada, and at the beginning of our long cold winter, so I sewed up a long sleeved layer piece for my son. The fabric I used was a super soft cotton lycra that I purchased at L’Oiseau Fabrics. The beautiful, vibrant colours stay true wash after wash, and I know this sweater will look nice all winter. The jersey knit is thin enough to be worn under a snowsuit, and is the perfect weight to keep him warm indoors without overheating.
The pattern includes two options for the wrist/hem bands: a tighter length and a looser length. I choose the tighter length for the sleeves so that they wouldn’t go over his hand, but chose the longer length for the hips.
While it is not really a change to the pattern, I did have some fun experimenting with my coverstitch machine and did some contrasting reverse coverstitch along the snap placket and pocket outlines.
Overall the pattern is well laid out and the instructions are clear. The technique that is used to attach the band was new to me, but if you ever get stuck, just ask in the One Thimble facebook group and you will get all the help you need!
The pants were also sewn by me; you can read more about them here.
You can purchase this pattern on its own, but I highly recommend investing in the whole magazine. There are a dozen more patterns for women, children, and home decor, as well as 200 pages of articles and tips and tricks.
*I was provided this pattern free of charge in exchange for the review. All opinions are my own. Links are affiliate links; I receive a small commission if you make a purchase of the magazine.
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