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little red riding hood

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.

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24 Responses to little red riding hood

  1. Sarah 04.02.2010 at 4:32 pm #

    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. One Flew Over 04.02.2010 at 5:26 pm #

    Beautiful! And those blonde locks… {sigh}

  3. Leslie 04.02.2010 at 5:28 pm #

    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 04.02.2010 at 5:41 pm #

    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 04.02.2010 at 5:46 pm #

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

  6. Jenny 04.02.2010 at 5:55 pm #

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

  7. jess 04.02.2010 at 7:01 pm #

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

  8. Care 04.02.2010 at 9:32 pm #

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

  9. Mary 04.02.2010 at 11:26 pm #

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

  10. meg 04.02.2010 at 11:49 pm #

    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. 04.03.2010 at 12:01 am #

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

  12. Melissa 04.03.2010 at 7:31 am #

    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 04.03.2010 at 1:08 pm #

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

  14. dana 04.03.2010 at 8:52 pm #

    Anna, JUST darling!
    cute cute cute.

  15. simsalabimbloggen 04.04.2010 at 10:47 am #

    This is so lovely!

  16. Halfway Crafter 04.05.2010 at 3:34 am #

    What a great coat! Love the colour too!

  17. Brittany 04.05.2010 at 1:15 pm #


  18. Sew Much Ado 04.05.2010 at 4:06 pm #

    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.

  19. Alisa 04.05.2010 at 11:22 pm #

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

  20. Sachiko 04.06.2010 at 12:14 am #

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

  21. lieslmade 04.06.2010 at 3:51 pm #

    It’s so darling!

  22. Donna 04.07.2010 at 11:07 am #

    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

  23. kidscakesandcobwebs 04.09.2010 at 4:35 pm #

    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

  24. Kristin 04.09.2010 at 5:52 pm #

    Very cute coat! I love it!

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