There's a great children's jacket pattern, designed by Gooseberry Hill, that is adorable when made out of waffle weave. The problem now is finding waffle weave! We used to carry it at Pomegranate Quilts in various colors, as our customers loved it... and so did we. Once it was washed, it felt so soft... soft enough for Janet, who made a lot of our quilts, to actually make a cute, little baby blanket out of it! Darling!! The only waffle weave that I have been able to find on the market today is a whole different animal! The two sisters, 'poly' and 'ester' are now in the mix and it's no where near the feel, quality, or absorbency as the 100% pure cotton version that we carried.
I made several of these jackets and people seemed to really love them. This one was purchased as a baby gift for a family in Illinois. (As always click on picture for a closer view.)
Here it is in yellow.
And here is another one in red. These are short jackets so they look darling with a little pair of jeans!
I have also made this jacket in denim, which I had fun embroidering on the front and back. If you make this jacket, make sure to purchase great buttons and lace as these items are what truly make the jacket stand out!
Below are a few of the towels I made using the waffle weave as well. As you can see, it is easy to embroider on and dress up, just make sure that you prewash your fabric. Well.. that is if you can find it! ;-) The cotton version of this fabric, as I stated already, is very absorbent so these towels make great gift ideas for the kitchen... or anywhere really. (I actually got desperate enough to call the company, which is located in New York, and purchased several bolts for myself.... just in case they actually stop making it altogether.... a girl has got to do what she's got to do sometimes.) Keep those motors going gals... your machines. ;)
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