Last weekend's chills really signalled the start of fall. And that meant I had to sew a new coat for Squiggles!
Ever since seeing the Baby in the Hood jacket pattern in Anna Maria Horner's Handmade Beginnings, I just had to make it. I thought it might be a bit tricky, what with a button placket and all. But I am happy to report it is not tricky, her instructions are awesome, and I am super proud of it!
It's a bit stripey, but I love the blue and greens! I lined it with a a cotton flannel for some coziness like she suggests in the book. The main fabric and lining is some stuff I found in the local big fabric store, and the accent hood and placket fabric is from the Liesl Gibson (Oliver + S) Modern Workshop line. It reminds me that I really should try an Oliver + S pattern one of these days!
And isn't Squiggles cute in it?
I only wish I had made the hood elastic a bit shorter so it could snug up around his face more.
He's also wearing it with a pair of Rae's Big Butt Baby Pants that I whipped up with added side pockets.
The photo makes them look weird, but they are just made out of a dark blue corduroy. And um, well it appears my pockets are uneven. Heh, oh well. I do love corduroy for fall though... must get more in other colours for future pants!
I'm also currently planning my projects for the Kids Clothing Week Challenge (aka KCWC). I plan to give you a preview on the weekend. Happily it is a long weekend here in Canada (Thanksgiving) Hooray!