When I did my first Make+Replace post I had zero intentions of waiting over a year to do my second one (see my first one, here). I suppose these posts just don’t come around that often unless it strikes me that I’m going to be making something very similar to something that’s already in my wardrobe. Make+Replace involves taking the newly handmade item and replacing the similar RTW item. And by replace, I typically mean completely remove from my wardrobe and donate it so there are no temptations to bring it back into rotation.
The latest pattern from Chalk and Notch is here and it is SO GOOD! I know I say this literally every time she releases a pattern, but it’s hard not to say when it’s completely true. It’s probably no surprise that I’ve been constantly wearing this jacket since finishing it!
The Joy Jacket is a fully lined, mid-weight jacket with an exposed zipper, optional hood and two pocket options and optional hood and hem drawstrings. This pattern is named in honor of Emily’s (Enjoyful Makes) mom who used to wear a jacket similar to this. The love and sentiment that went into this pattern is amazing.
I’m back after several recap posts to show you a couple Christmas gifts I made for the two newest additions to our family! When our first nephew was born, I made him a quilt which he now sleeps with every night. So when my sister in-law told me that and asked for two more quilts for the two newest nephews, of course I said yes.