Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Namesake

When Danny named our newborn son for a constellation known as "the hunter" I wasn't quite sure if the name fit our baby boy. Now I couldn't imagine him with any other name- it is truly part of his identity and he is always excited to see his name on star charts and elsewhere...
...more frequently than one would expect.
He is always so proud to point out his constellation and always reminds us that we are gazing at his belt. Knowing this, my dearest grandma made his day by sending him a care package of space goodies including this little patch.
 
Needless to say, it had to find a way into his wardrobe. Inspired by this, I made Ori this little bomber jacket fit for a particularly cold fall.
 The shell is a twill with a layer of cotton batting and a golden 50/50 sheet lining. 
 
 The construction was pretty standard- more or less comparable to this oldie.
The only tricky part was figuring out how to work in the rib knit hem to the zipper- that was a bit of puzzle which I solved through a bit of sewing meditation. Deep breathes, deep breathes. And it turned out it worked for me- and it works for him too.

4 comments:

Maude Parent said...

This is totally cute!! Good job, it's a perfect jacket for a space lover :)

Anonymous said...

This is the most adorable jacket, I love it !!!!

Erin said...

I LOVE this.

Just Ma said...

Luv the jacket. Agree--Orion could not be anyone but our Orion. Another idea for an KS outing---think he would enjoy the Cosmosphere.
Love, Ma