Little Fox Winter Jacket

Jan 2, 2019

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 

0 Comments

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. One Pattern, A Dozen Ways | A Recap of the Lumberjack Shirt | Wild+Wanderful - […] Thanos Winter Jacket 2019 Stranger Things “Dustin” :: Halloween 2019 Little Fox Winter Jacket 2018 Louis Bennett Jr:: Halloween…

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Welcome to Wild+Wanderful!  I’m Katy.
Momma. Wife. West Virginian.
Designer. 
Dreamer. Coffee Consumer.
DIY-er. 
Craft Beer Enthusiast.
Purple Obsessor. Lover of Handmade.

MILDLY WILD. MOSTLY WANDERFUL.

LATEST FREEBIES

Variant :: FREE Loki Alligator Inspired Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

If you haven't watched the Loki series on Disney+ yet, stop everything you're doing and binge away.  IT. IS. SO. GOOD. Seriously.  It serves up a lot of fanfare but also provides a lot of goodness for the less nerdy individuals out there.  Plus Tom...

One Pattern, Four Lengths :: The [free!] Moseyer Skirt

I really wanted to have a special post to talk just about the different lengths and fabrics that I used for my tester versions of the new Moseyer Skirt (a FREE pattern that I just released on Wild + Wanderful).  But before we get into it too much, let's go over what...

The Moseyer Skirt | A New FREEBIE Wrap Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

I am overwhelmingly excited to share that I have *officially* released another pattern on this very website!!  Let me tell you all about The Moseyer Skirt, y'all!! This is a beginner pattern, featuring an adorable true-wrap style skirt, with a sweet little tulip hem...

The Voyager Skirt :: Star Wars Style | A New FREEBIE Circle Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

Did you hear the news that I announced yesterday??  I released two new sewing patterns -- and they're both free!!  I'm still riding a little bit of a high from the fun of putting something that I designed in my own space.  I know that a circle skirt isn't anything...

The Voyager Skirt | A New FREEBIE Circle Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

So I did a thing.  And that thing was do a bunch of math and take the guess work and math out of circle skirts for you -- by releasing a FREE pattern: The Voyager Skirt!! Well....I released two patterns, because...

Granny Square Heart Drink Sweater | Free Crochet Pattern + Video Tutorial!

Whenever I'm in the mood to crochet something but want it to be a short and sweet project, I immediately start crocheting these granny square hearts.  I'm mildly obsessed with them..you have no idea how many heart squares I have in my "WIP" pile.  Whoops. I shared...

RECENT POSTS

All Leopard-ed Up, a P4P Cardigan

As if I could go through an entire pattern test and not include leopard in my sewing.  You know me better than that....right?  So when I was digging through my fabrics for the perfect pairing with the new All Buttoned Up cardigan, I found this sweet leopard print and...

Fabric for Pirates :: September 2021 Reveal

Y'all, I CANNOT believe that we are halfway through the month already!!  The only thing getting me through this harsh realization of time flying by is that I get to share this month's Fabric for Pirates!!  It's a good one too.....but then they all are, so who am I...

All Buttoned Up by Patterns for Pirates

I dug into my button tin this past week, trying to find actual matching buttons because I was SUPER stoked to be able to make a new cardigan for myself.  And not just ANY cardigan, but the new All Buttoned Up by Patterns for Pirates.  Happy Release Day, y'all!  We are...

It’s the Tops! A Rainbow Dress Pattern by Patterns for Pirates

For my final share of the Rainbow Dress pattern from Patterns for Pirates, I'm bringing you a TOP instead of a dress!  Judy originally didn't have this in the pattern plan, but added the top length because a) she's awesome and b) she thought it'd be a perfect layering...