The colour does not photograph well for me, the green is in fact a much brighter colour.
The outer fabric is a nylon waterproof fabric from here, the lining is a stretch corduroy...the bain of my life!....and the red is just quilting cotton, both bought locally. (you can click on the photo to enlarge it)
I should have left the zip a bit higher at the bottom, it would have been easier to finish, I suppose you live and learn. I had to get a 26inch zip and had to cut it which was fine but doesn't look or work quite as well.
We think the red ric-rac is going to be taken off...I don't like it as much as I had hoped and Maeve isn't bothered about keeping it. Any opinions?
I like jacket, and will probably make one for Tadhg in time. I just need to find the right fabric. (and steer clear of stretch corduroy!) He has almost grown out of his own light weight jacket, so I'll be on the lookout.I am amused to see how much online "stuff" there is about St Patrick's day, we here in Ireland don't seem to get too excited about it. It is an important day and one where families do things together, like watching a parade somwhere or on TV, but we don't dye rivers green or crazy stuff like that!
We won't be doing anything extra special, just a quiet family day, like a Sunday. Colm will take the day off, save for milking and feeding, which will be nice. It has been extremely busy recently.
Today, the older two children wanted to paint after school and seeing as tomorrow is a day off and they had no homework, why not.
The little girls did some finger painting, for the first time.....I'm not so sure they really understood what the paint was for......
The older two love painting and I really should set them up at it more often. It is all too easy to say no.....
Happy St Patrick's Day to you all.