pattern, sewing

little red riding hood

redcoatbeginning
Hey there Little Red Riding Hood,
You sure are looking good.
You’re everything a big bad wolf could want.
Little Red Riding Hood
I don’t think little big girls should
Go walking in these spooky old woods alone. Owoooooooo!
My youngest daughter, Emily, had gotten a super cute fleece coat (from the Gap) for her first birthday.  When I came across McCall’s M5743 pattern, it was almost an exact match to the store bought coat.  So I needed to make a red version for my oldest.  I highly recommend this coat pattern.  It’s really easy with fleece because you don’t have to worry about finishing any of the edges.  It’s not lined, but it makes a great spring or even fall coat.  I’ll be making this again I’m sure. 
Believe it or not this was my first time making button holes.  Yep, I confess.  But I used Until Wednesday Calls’ awesome button hole tutorial.  Worked like a charm.

24 thoughts on “little red riding hood

  1. Sarah says:

    It’s so cute as is your little big girl. Yep you’d better watch out Little Red Riding Hood, I hear that wolf is very hungry. I just love red coats and the pleats on that one are a lovely addition.

  2. Beautiful! And those blonde locks… {sigh}

  3. Leslie says:

    oooh this is so cute!!! i love the red and not having to finish edges certainly appeals to me. i am not that familiar with sewing garments so anything to make it easier is great

  4. Chris says:

    Very nice. I’ll have to look up that pattern! I’ve really liked sewing with fleece for that very reason. Thanks for more inspiration…especially in red!

  5. Katie says:

    This is adorable! I just might have to buy that pattern. :)

  6. Jenny says:

    Cute jacket! I wonder what size it goes up to?

  7. jess says:

    yeah, but you’re a zipper expert, so… 😉 Love the color and buttons…so cute!

  8. Care says:

    That is the cutest little jacket EVER! I must go have a look at that pattern!

  9. Mary says:

    This little jacket is SO cute! It totally looks like it came from the Gap. Love your photo shoot too! :-)

  10. meg says:

    what a great coat! I think I know what gap coat you mean and I think my daughter had it too. But I like yours even better. and I looove that song!

  11. V and Co. says:

    wow thanks for linking up! i think you are pretty neat! (i’ve seen your stuff all over the place!) 😉

  12. Melissa says:

    Wow. Gorgeous. Makes me think I should start looking for a pattern for this coming fall? Btw, love love the little red riding hood commentary! p.s. Thanks for linking!

  13. Jeannie says:

    Super cute! button holes are like zippers, once you’ve done one it’s no problem :)
    She looks like her mama!! beautiful!

  14. dana says:

    Anna, JUST darling!
    cute cute cute.

  15. What a great coat! Love the colour too!

  16. Sew Much Ado says:

    That is so darling and your daughter is adorable! I’ve been wanting to make a red coat for myself similar to that. I love that it has a hood too, so many cute coats don’t.

  17. Alisa says:

    It’s a beautiful coat. My kids are blonde too and blondes always look super in red. Great job!

  18. Sachiko says:

    Hey Anna! The coat is so cute, great job!

  19. lieslmade says:

    It’s so darling!

  20. Donna says:

    Your little girl is soooo sweet!! Beautiful coat and hood! Oh my gosh, what memories from the 60’s that song brings back! … donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

  21. That is one beautiful coat!
    Thank you so much for the link to a button tutorial. I’m just about to get on the proper sewing band wagon (as opposed to just playing at it) and I needed someone to tell me about button holes. It’s funny what preoccupies my mind sometimes!
    Thanks again!
    a-m x

  22. Kristin says:

    Very cute coat! I love it!

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