When I saw the pattern for this month’s Flip this Pattern is the DMK Trendy Unisex Peacoat, I remembered that I already owned it and decided I better sew along!
I love the swing of the coat and the first thing that popped into my head was a Little Red Riding Hood jacket. And then the rest of the outfit barged into my head and demanded to be made! Now, LRRH is usually the inspiration for girl sewing so I decided to flip that idea (see what I did there?) and make the outfit for Timmy!
We’ll start with the jacket, since that’s what started the whole idea. The biggest flip I did was to add a hood. I actually also have the DMK Hoodie Jacket pattern and used the hood from that pattern. I knew I was going to use the wolf “fur” to line it so I went up a size so it would still fit over his head. I also took a couple inches off the outer sleeve and added fur cuffs.
The other changes I made were to add a partial facing inside and faux-leather faux-welt (ha!) pockets, and faux leather elbow pads. I also used only two buttons for the closure.
The lining is a fun mushroom print from JoAnn’s to fit with the theme. I was pleasantly surprised to see that DMK uses the same method I do to turn a lined jacket. I haven’t seen anyone else brave enough to include those instructions in a pattern – it can be confusing and I still barely have my brain wrapped around the concept, but it works every single time!
I am absolutely in love with how this coat turned out! Although after cutting out that fur, it looked like I’d been sacrificing cats (in my kitchen since I was not about to cut it out in my craft room!)…
I knew I wanted a wolf shirt to go with the coat. I used the Rival Raglan and Tara’s free stencil but left off her words and added my own. I used red and gold paint and then added the details with a Sharpie. The red ribbing really pulls the whole thing together – I added cuffs and a hem band since I liked it so much.
Tim’s newest obsession is this acorn squash – it’s food and a ball! Does life get any better than that?? Doubtful.
The pants are Small Fry Skinnies. I left off the back pockets so I could add some gold paw prints up one leg.
I actually think that might be my favorite detail of the whole outfit!
I did all the topstitching for these in red and lined the front pockets with the mushroom fabric. They’re purposely a little long so he can wear them for a while – hopefully anyway! He’s growing like crazy right now!
I’m so pleased with how this whole outfit turned out! I love it when I have an idea in my head and the finished project turns out just like I imagined :)