After seeing me spending some time in front of the sewing machine and then came up with new clothes, it’s only natural that Sidra wants some handmade clothes too. I found a beautiful pattern book for kids in Kinokuniya, Shinjuku (an 8 floor bookstore, mind you), and chose a summer jacket.
But to go buying some new fabrics, I have to take Sidra with me since it’s already summer holiday. The problem is, Sidra is very prone to heatstroke because he sweats very little (I believe it’s a genetic condition from me). We just can’t go out when it’s too hot, otherwise our body temperatures will rise up too quickly.Anyway, I had to make use of what I had at home. Fortunately I have this 10 metres of cheap cotton fabric that I bought in Shinjuku. When I was in fashion school, we used to buy bulks of this fabrics and used them to make a ‘toile’ (French word) to test or develop a pattern.
The jacket was fairly quick and easy to make, but I don’t really satisfied with the result. I think it’s a bit too fitted for a jacket. Next time, I’ll make a bigger pattern for him. But as you can see here, Sidra seems to really like it.
Pattern is from R&D.M.Co-boys&girls.