I moved the front opening to the side and switched the buttons for a zipper. I love the asymmetrical look of it. I only sewed on one patch pocket, but kept the front curved hem along with everything else. Henry seems to pick it over his other coats, and he can take it of all by himself which he LOVES.
I made the 2T length and 18 mos width for Henry. It’s still a little big for him, but it doesn’t drowned him like other patterns I’ve used. It’ll be great for growing and will probably be his go to jacket until the summer. The instructions were very well written and easy to follower. I love that all the style lines are the same as a men’s suit jacket. The hood and shoulder tabs are the perfect touch for dressing it down.
If you ever break a zipper here’s how to fix a zipper if the pull came off. This sewing trick works for invisible zippers, separating zippers, and regular zippers. You can also learn how to sew a zipper.