Last week I popped into a shop to buy some more fabric for my quilt (I am still doing bits here and there) and spotted some crazy lime green fabric with zebras on. I loved it! and knew it had to be mine. I decided to make Winston a lightweight jacket for Spring. It didn’t take long (my guess is about 3 hours?) as the pattern was easy to read and uncomplicated. Again, the pattern is taken from my Anna Maria Horner book, which I think is my most ever used sewing book! Usually I buy books for one or two things but this one is great and had lots more to offer. The jacket is called Baby-in-the-Hood. I love the detail of the turn back cuffs and the contrast stripe on the hood. In the end it turned out rather crazy with it’s turquoise lining, yellow top stitching and over sized buttons.
The hilarious thing is; Winston won’t wear it (I mean who wouldn’t want to wear a lime green coat with zebras on? Everyone probably). He is currently against doing most things I ask him to do – including putting on a zebra coat. I’m just going to leave it hanging there until curiosity gets the better of him, and he decides to try it on. Failing that – Rufus? I’ll just have to wait a year or so!