Anyone who has read this blog will know that I have a bit of a love affair with Big Little Patterns. The Wild Things hooded scarf was an absolute favourite over the winter.
Well, now Lisa has upped the game and create a Wild Things coat!! Yup, a coat! There is a huge variety of animals. Cat, bunny, dog, bear, horse, dino. giraffe and more. In fact I think with the fabulous array of pattern pieces provided and a bit of imagination, pretty much any animal you can dream up, you could make.
I know that I’m hardly unbiased in my love of Big Little but seriously. This one is a great.
The kid decided she needed a ‘kitty’ coat .. and although I had grand ideas of a hello kitty inspired face. Time and my lack of embroidery skills meant she got basic cat.
I did the front loops with crocheted chained chunky wool as my sewing machine threw a tantrum trying button holes (first time ever) and its a roaring success. The lining is Heather Ross TigerLily and works perfectly.
It was a quiet evening sew – nothing complicated and a great set of instructions and tips. The tutorial has pictures and guides for every step. An extensive inspiration guide and step by step pages for all the different animal details. Plus the loveliest pages of up-cycling details and suggestions. There is also a condensed single page of steps for anyone who’s confident sewing the coats (or has made the base pattern multiple times … ahummm)
Anxious to start your own version? Visit the Big Little Pattern shop and purchase your pattern during the launch sale with a 30% discount for only $8.40 (regular price $12) until Sunday. If you already own the pixie or pea coat patterns then you can buy the hood elements as an add on.
Lisa has organised a fabulous blog tour so you can follow and see all the other testers marvellous creations.
You can find the daily blog tour overview link here, there you will also find several non-blog tour tester pics.
It looks beautiful, really gorgeous fabric, was that a thrifted blanket? I love the loops and personally I think it’s better without the specific Hello Kitty detail, I reckon she might grow out of Hello Kitty fairly quickly. I’m trying to think of a good reason to buy the pattern, but the girls have masses of coats, mainly from hand me downs, and not sure I can think of someone I’d give it to as a present. But still, maybe I’ll want to make one in a couple of years, there have been so many gorgeous images flooding FB that it really is hard to resist!
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