For the 3249238th time, I used the Lumberjack Shirt pattern and turned it into a fun jacket for Louis.  Sadly, we didn’t do a Star Wars themed jacket like the last two years, but I made something that Louis loves and that’s all that counts.  Right?

If it hasn’t been mentioned before, Louis LOVES foxes.  Like, borderline obsessed with foxes.  He claims that it’s his spirit animal and cannot stop buying fox things, drawing fox pictures, squealing at fox items in stores, etc etc etc.  Foxes are up there with the color blue for this kiddo.

When we were in JoAnn Fabrics around a month ago, we spotted this fox flannel (printed on a blue background!!) and Louis decided that it’d make the perfect winter jacket for him this winter season.  That, and some fun fur for lining, and this fabric has been hanging around BEGGING me to sew it for him.

Considering that it’s January 2, I guess it’s not the worst thing to have this knocked off my list of “to dos”.  Right?  I mean, I meant to sew it for him over a month ago.  But who’s really paying attention to silly little details like that?

I sewed the pattern as it was written, minus a few adjustments.

I added pockets.  But almost forgot to do so.  Which ended with me completely finishing the ENTIRE jacket and adding them after.  Not my best move.  I was all, “Lou, maybe you don’t need pockets.”  And then he tried to put his hands in non-existent pockets like five times in a ten second span.  So, Momma added pockets.

I also installed a zipper, rather than the button placket that the pattern calls for.  Louis prefers a zipper on his outerwear, and that’s an easy change.  On top of that, I used knit cuffs instead of the placket/traditional style cuffs that is written for the pattern.  It just makes more sense for a winter jacket than the other version.

All in all, I’m pleased with this foxy little jacket for my fox-loving boy.  And he gave me the “I don’t just like it, I LOVE it” thing…so there’s that too.


Pattern: Lumberjack Shirt/Jacket by Patterns for Pirates | Wild Bunch Hats by Thread & Grain


Fabric: All from JoAnn Fabrics