Little Bit of Sunshine Jacket: Project Run and Play: Week 4 Outerwear!

EDITED:  I am entering this jacket/boot set into the Project Run and Play Auditions~!  (Squeal!) I contemplated making something new or using one of my other items like the Mouse House Christmas Dress Tutorial, but I absolutely love this jacket so much and got a lot of wonderful feedback on it.   So, I might be taking a risk by using something I have already made, but I am keeping my fingers crossed!

Even though my 50′s dress didn’t win last week, it was featured on one of my favorite blogs, Simple Simon!  (not to mention it has been “pinned” a bunch of times on Pinterest!!)  Plus, I never enter these kinds of competitions with winning in mind… it is so much more fun for me to have a *reason* to sew and it keeps me on top of my {ever growing} to-do list!

This week’s assignment for Project Run and Play is Outerwear.  Once I knew what the assignment was, I was super stoked because I make and sell tons of jackets and boots, so this was super easy for me.   Ainsley needed a new jacket and this gave me the much needed motivation to get crafty!  {see HERE for the last coat I made for Ainsley)

It is January, it is dreary and cold out, and I needed some sunny fabric to lift my spirits.  
Introducing the Little Bit of Sunshine coat and boot set!  
Features:  Sunny knit outer fabric, fully lined with awesome green fleece, removable hood, option for roll up cuffs, back pleat for flare out design, topstitching for professional finish, and matching boots complete the look!
Since I don’t have much time right now to write a long post, I have included a boat load of photos to show the jacket, the boots, and Ainsley wearing her Little Bit of Sunshine!

Ready for CUTENESS overload???

  • Daisy Rae

    Love this and Ainsley is the perfect model!!

  • CraftyCupcake13

    LOVE THIS! Found you over at Sew Much Ado’s linky party.. thank you so much for sharing! I’m your newest follower :)


  • Catrin

    It is gorgeous. I love it. It’s so happy and cute.
    Greetings from Germany

  • Kristy

    Did you use a pattern for the coat or is this your own design? It’s beautiful either way!!! Love all the fun color!

  • montanachic

    You did such a great job, it is sewn perfectly and is so cute. I was surprised you didn’t win last week, your polka dot dress was my favorite:)

  • Lindsi B

    Found you on Skip to My Lou. Could you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays?

  • Kristy

    Oh my word that is adorable! You did a fantastic job–I hope you win! :)

  • Simple Simon & Co

    LOVE, love this coat!!!!! Darling!

  • AudreyN

    This coat is ADORABLE!!! Wish I was having a girl!

  • Ashley

    ADORABLE!!!! The Jacket is pure perfection! it suits her sunny personality.:) You have some mad skills!

  • Cassandra

    OMG that is absolutely adorable!!! Are you selling these? If so please please let me know my little girl would love this! It’s precious!

  • Sew Country Chick

    Saw your cute project at Run & Play. i hope you stop by and link up Saturday at my sewing only link up.

  • Molly White/ Technology and Tutus

    LOVE This coat! the fabric is adorable and I love the lines of the coat!

  • Michaela @

    This is just wonderful! its so fun and cherry. where did you get the rainbow heart knit? I’d love to get my hands on some!

  • Nicole

    Is this fabric available online anywhere? It is so great.

  • Emily

    What a happy coat! Great job lining up the hearts!! Where did you get that awesome fabric? Your Ainsley is adorable!!

  • Rachel

    I saw this on Pinterest, it is adorable. I was hoping it was for sale.

  • Stephanie

    So cute!! Would love to know if you have a pattern available for it. :)

  • Katie @ Little Becky Homecky

    This is amazing!!!! Great job!

    Your newest follower,
    Katie @ Little Becky Homecky

  • Jennifer

    I LOVE this jacket!! I saw it featured on PR&P today and had to check your site out. I also love your 50′s dress. Your stuff is amazing. Very inspiring!

  • Six Sisters

    I can’t get over how cute this is!! I want one for myself!! We’re so glad you linked up to “Strut Your Stuff Saturday” We loved having you! Please come back next Saturday and share more of your great ideas! -The Sisters

  • Shannon

    This is adorable! Beautifully done.

  • Jessica Lucas

    i love it! good luck at PRP!

    jess @

  • Max of Max California ★

    It’s so bright and happy!! I love the Peter Pan collar under the hood :D

    Good luck!

  • Katie

    Hayley, I love all of your creations. I don’t know what the judges are thinking passing you up on PRP. I love seeing everything you make, such detail and professionalism:)

  • Simple Simon & Co


    Thanks so much for entering your coat into Season 4. We both think you are so talent (seriously.)

    We can’t wait to see what you do next….your projects are always amazing.

    PS–Coveting your craft room….it’s so awesome.

  • The Mouse House

    Thanks for everyone’s support and compliments! As much as I would have loved to be a competitor on PRP, it is probably for the best right now. Considering I just got out of hospital, I need all the rest I can get :)

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