We are in the 3rd week of Project Run and Play.
This week’s theme is “mad for plaid”. I decided to sew for baby boy this week. CC gets most of my sewing energy it seems. For these four weeks I wanted to sew things the kids can wear in the upcoming cold weather.
I decided to make baby boy a winter hat and coat. The pattern I used for the coat is the Jude Jacket from Shwin and Shwin. CC has an outgrown fleece hat I used to make a hat pattern.
I had some plaid fabric on hand I knew I wanted to use for the hat. I was going for a trapper style hat. Something to keep him nice and warm and handsome. I did not meet my goal this week to only use from my stash as I
needed wanted the soft sherpa-like fabric. I guess that’s what it’s called. It turned out exactly how I wanted it to!
And yes, these pics are taken in the kids’ bathroom. All I can say is, “It’s real out here!”. I needed a place to keep him contained. Lol.
Initially I was torn about using the fabric for the coat. I wondered if it would give the coat a feminine feel because of the light fabric combined with the sherpa. So, I did what I could to make it more manly by adding a few elements (dark buttons, sleeve patch, plaid pocket flap).
The ears can be flipped up too! I just used a string and clasp thingy from a purse we had around the house. See, nothing is safe. The sleeve patches are from an old winter coat of mine that is too through. And the buttons are from one of dad’s old coats.
Let’s see if we can make it happen for the last week which is a signature look.
It doesn’t matter what you make, just create!