It is officially Spring and what a better choice for a spring jacket then the Cicero Jacket? Although we live in South Florida and it’s hot a lot of the time, we do get some cold fronts and the temperature cools down. Made out of the right knit fabric, the Cicero is perfect for our weather.
I love a pattern that has a lot of options and this pattern has just that. The Cicero Jacket has 2 neckline options, two sleeve options and two bodice options. The pattern instructions as very straight forward if you want to make the color block option and comes with coloring pages that contain the pattern style lines so you can plan out your fabric choices.
I did not go for the color block option this time around and decided on one main solid color. I made my son’s jacket out of this beautiful Sky Blue Solid Cotton Jersey Terry Knit fabric from Girl Charlee. I purchased it two years ago and unfortunately it’s sold out. There are many other knit options out there. I decided to give the jacket some contrast by making the collar, cuffs and waist band in Doodles Cotton Interlock Fabric Heather Gray from Joann Fabric. I think that the gray compliments the sky blue terry knit perfectly.
I decided to go with the collar option because I made him a Velocitas Hoodie that you can read all about HERE. For this jacket, I decided to use his waist measurement for the pattern size I would cut and I made a size 12. I didn’t have to make any alterations to the pattern at all. It is always best to go by the body measurements to cut your pattern since my big boy is only 9. lol
The Cicero Jacket is such a great sew and with the detailed pattern instructions, I was able to make this jacket in just one afternoon. I love the fit of it and I just know my son will be wearing it all the time. I think my next one will have the hood option and I will make it color blocked.
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Until next time!