Winter Coats- Elves are Cooler Than PixiesSunday, May 18, 2014
The pattern is Thadee by Citronille. It has been shortened to allow for tree climbing and bike riding adventures. I didn't realise you could get the patterns in english and fumbled my way through the french (looking at the pictures really). I chose to line it with flannel to the hoods and body and vintage acetate to the sleeves. I've also added some pockets into the side seams. The buttons are vintage self covered dome buttons which found in an opshop. I still haven't been able to find anyone who is currently making them as they are great for little fingers.
The fabric was bought at an auction in January. The coral appears to have been a wool blanket once upon a time. It was just an off cut when it came to me. The blue is a thick woven coat wool. You may see a little more of it over time as I ended up with a half bolt of it.
The pattern is simple to make and I would recommend it. While it would be a whole lot faster to make without pockets or lining, the little details make it all the nicer for my little