Waves & Wild Children's Park Life Jacket - PDF sewing pattern


The Waves and Wild Park Life is a comfortable and warm zip jacket with a nod to 90s Brit-pop styling!

The Park Life goes from Age 2 up to Age 12. It has a removable hood which attaches with snaps. The hood has a removable fur trim. Wadding is added to create shape and add insulation. There are options for welt pockets, zip pockets and patch pockets.

The instructions contain full information about suitable fabrics. Outer fabric choices include cotton poplin, rip stop, light oil skin and light denim.

Full and detailed instructions are included to help guide you through the whole construction and create a professional looking garment with a high level of finish.

This is a high intermediate level sewing pattern. You should be comfortable inserting zips and sewing through thick layers with ease before attempting this pattern.

An overlocker/serger can be used for many steps but importantly a regular sewing machine is all you need for all options.

Skill level: Intermediate+

Size: Age 2 – Age 12

Important Info

This listing is for 4 downloadable PDF files: A print-at-home pattern, a copy shop pattern, a projector pattern and instructions. Files come in a zipped folder - extract the files to open and print using your system software.

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This is an instant download PDF, not a finished item. Refunds can not be given for purchases made in error due to the digital nature of PDF patterns.


Print the print-at-home pattern on A4/legal/letter sized paper.

Take the copy shop file to a professional printer to print onto large sheets of paper.

Use the projector file to project the pattern straight onto your fabric meaning you don’t have to print at all! 

The pattern is created in layers which allows you to simply print the layers (sizes) you need.