Thursday, November 19, 2015

Momma Quail Pattern Tour - Hobbes Jacket

Hello everyone! Another blog tour?!? Yes! And this one I am super excited about.  Today is my day on the Momma Quail blog tour and I can't wait to show you what I made.  But first, a little bit about this fairly new designer, Amy McDonald.  The main thing you need to know is Amy is a freaking genius! Her patterns are so unique and different that I can't even believe what I have created at the end of the day.  I have been lucky enough to test for her on multiple occasions and I am always pleased with working with her.  Here are a few items I have made but this isn't all by far.  Momma Quail has definitely made a fan out of me!

But enough of my fan girl-ing for right now.... On to my selection, the Hobbes Jacket.  I tested this jacket for my daughter before (the red jacket above) and I used a prequilted red fabric that she loves but it is too thick for our pre-winter weather so she is sweaty while trying to wear it.  If you have seen my Bug's fashion style at all then you know that she is punk rock and super fashionista while being comfortable to run and play.  I decided that denim would be a great choice for my blue loving beauty and I had a great chance to use her favorite outer space fabric as the lining.  

The first thing about this pattern that is going to make you stop and question my wisdom in suggesting it to you is the number of pattern pieces.  There are A LOT! But don't be deterred because every piece has it's own use and amazing things result from it.  So don't fret.  And keep everything together... I lost more than one of the small squares that I needed.  So the details right???

Of course, she was super picky and we ended up in Hancock looking for pink denim topstitching thread and she was wayyyyyy too impatient to let me put on the snaps where they belong on the cuffs and the tab at the bottom of the zipper so you will have to pardon the slightly unfinished look.  But it is perfect for her.

If you are scared of jackets or separating zippers (like me) this is the perfect pattern for you.  There are extensive instructions for shortening zippers and inserting them properly.  I didn't even break a needle this time! My favorite detail is the pockets... they are so fashionable and sit so well.  Bug says they look like a real store coat pockets... sigh.

There is a knit cuff inside of the outer cuff that creates an additional bit of warmth and is soft and the fully lined hood guarantees that this coat is perfect for those of us spiraling quickly into the winter months. 

So now you are wondering, where do I buy this pattern and how do I see more of these great creations?  Fear not! I can guide you to the Hobbes Jacket Pattern, the Momma Quail Shop and the Momma Quail Pattern Group! But before you head out don't forget to grab your favorite pattern and use the code "MQPATTERNTOUR" for 30% off of your purchase.  And as always scroll down and enter to win things because who doesn't love winning?  Thank you so much for stopping in and feel free to leave me a comment!  Or head over to my fellow blog tour members and see their creations!  See you very soon!

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  1. Awesome Jacket!! I have a feeling that our girls could raid each other's closets!

  2. Very cool!!! I love that denim and your topstitching looks amazing. Also, space print! Everything about it is awesome!

  3. This... This just made my heart happy! She is so gorgeous and has such style!!! I love the pink top stitching. And "real store" pockets -HAH!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. awesome jacket and your girl looks amazing in it... thank you for sharing!

  5. The pink top stitching is awesome. She was right in that one. ;)

  6. I love sewing for my kids! You did a fantastic job!

  7. What an awesome version you made! I love your kids expressions.
    And my boy will get lots of use out of these patterns. So will my little bratty girls ;-)