It was easy to make and the instructions were excellent, as always. However trying it on for fit and size is always my biggest obstacle.
During a fleeting moment shortly after I made it, Miss C did indeed try it on but the photos weren't very good so I didn't bother posting it. I hung it up in their closet and figured on waiting until the fall to try it on again.
Yesterday, I spent the morning with Mr. A ad Miss C, and guess what .. the Jacket almost fits Mr. A!
The sleeves are a little long and there's lots of room inside so my guess is by mid to late winter, size 3T will fit him perfectly.
I saw some black melton-like cloth in a Fabric store that was on sale, so I'll get it on my next trip to the city.
The only problem I'm encountering is with the toggles. They keep coming undone. I need to figure out a way to keep them from easily coming apart.
For a test run using $5.00 worth of coating fabric, it's turned out just fine and I am pleased with the results.
I've been busy making many other 'test run' items: Pintuck Sweater and Cowl Neck dress from Heidi and Finn and a O+S Hula Hoop skirt. Since I can't get a good photo of them just yet, they'll just have to wait.
Meanwhile, although Mr. A is sweet looking little fellow he is literally "in" to everything. As the saying goes: "cute is not enough"!