This weekend I made a jacket for Frida. I made Ronja one a bit like it a little over a year ago, and she has been using it all the time, so I wanted to make something similar for Frida for the cooler spring days.
I went shopping for the fabric Saturday – I was going for some fleece, and I found something labeled luxury fleece. It is incredibly soft, and I have no doubt the jacket will be comfortable to wear! The fabric inside the hood is the same one I used for Ronja’s sweater. I was going to look for a pattern in my old Ottobre magazines, but just to be sure I checked the new issue first – and there it was!
I wanted to add something extra to it, and someone at a Danish sewing forum was kind enough to give me the pattern for the elephant appliqué a while ago – I think it works perfectly for this jacket! If there’s a drawback to this jacket design, it would be that you can’t really wear the jacket open, because of the asymmetric front – but that’s a small thing, because I really like it! No modeled pics yet, because today it has just been too warm to wear it.
Other than that – we’ve had a quiet weekend. Yesterday, we both did some shopping, each with one of the girls. Frida has been having a rash, and at first we thought it was chickenpox, but it turned out it’s probably some sort of allergic reaction. She started out having a fever, so she was at home Thursday and Friday, even though she was supposed to be at the nursery. Tomorrow, she will be going to the nursery for her first full day – Mads and I are both going to work, so I really hope it won’t be too difficult for her.
Today, as I mentioned, it has been summer! Warm and sunny – the girls have been outside all day, Mads has finished the fence down back to keep the girls in the garden – well, Frida mostly. We’ve visited our friends a street away for coffee, and we were actually able to sit in their garden, just enjoying the sunshine, while the kids were playing.
It won’t be long before bedtime – tomorrow will be an early day – taking both girls to daycare.