DIY Zebra coat


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!


E xx



  1. 25th March 2014 / 3:46 pm

    Thanks Jess…if only he would wear it! Lol. But he is determined not to! x

  2. 1st April 2014 / 1:52 pm

    I am imPRESSED!! You just bought some material and just made it? In three hours? I love it – send it hear and I’ll wear it (like a cape!). Maybe put it with some of Winston’s dressing up clothes? That might encourage him to try it on if it’s on his terms?!

    Good luck! hxx

    • 1st April 2014 / 9:19 pm

      Thank you! I mostly attempt short projects because I don’t have the patience for long ones. He actually wore it today!!! I was hoping it would be soon. I was so happy and casually tried not to make a big deal of it. The sun was shining and it was far to warm for his usual outerwear combo. Score xx

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