Ta-da! Another finished project.
Nathan has a new jacket that is soft and warm and yes, very, very green. Sort of a Grinch green. It doesn't look as vibrant in the photo as it is in real life.
During a quick trip to Joann's sometime before Halloween, I bought a pattern for this jacket and let Nathan pick out the fleece. He picked out the Grinch green, neon orange and purple. Luckily, I was able to negotiate the choices down to just the green, with white contrast in the zipper. (There will also be a hat someday that will be green and white.)
Nathan forgot his regular jacket at school on Friday and it was pretty chilly over the weekend. I pulled out his heavy winter coat and was a bit dismayed to see it is a size 4T. Nathan's wearing at least a 6 now and said the coat hurt his armpits. So, I did the reasonable thing and offered to take him shopping for a new coat.
Let's just say he was less than receptive to the idea of going shopping. No matter what we were shopping for.
I really had no choice but to make the fleece jacket for him. The fabric had spent it's fair share of time sitting in some random stack with umpteen other pieces of fabric. It did take more time than I expected, but overall, I'm quite happy with how it came out.
And after a rocky start on Monday morning, ("I don't want a new jacket!) Nathan's thrilled with it!