Big Little recently updated their “Pixie Hood Coat” pattern. I was thrilled to be selected as one of the testers for the update but Seb was even more thrilled to be the recipient of what he considers to be his “magic coat” that gives him magic wizard powers.
The unisex coat with an adorable pixie inspired hood ranges in sizes 1-14 years and is a great project even for a beginner. Big Little also offers a free download for a bonus classic style hood giving the pattern two style options. Sewing the coat was straight forward with very clear instructions and pattern. A wide range of materials can be used including upcycled materials such as from blankets or adult wool overcoats. I used a red wool that I got on clearance well over a year ago.
While shopping for the fabric for Pen’s Halloween costume I grabbed the a Michael Miller “Apothescary” print featuring spooky things in jars for no reason other than the fact that I knew one day I would find THE project for it. I thought the fabric was the perfect thing to add to this fun “magic” coat.
For one week only the pattern is on sale so be sure to grab your copy. There is also a sister pattern for a collared pea coat also currently on sale. Next week the ladies version will be celebrated with a sale. It might be warming up in the Northern Hemisphere but I bet the patterns will be a great base for a rain or lighter spring coat. With so many options I’m sure I’ll be making this pattern again soon!