Wild Things Coat

Size Chart + Materials List

Get ready to fulfil a child’s dreams with a fun coat they simply won’t want to take off!

There's a little bit of a wild spirit in all of us. Make their make-believe more real with this fun, yet practical coat that keeps them warm as they run wild.

 

Twig and Tale Wild Things Coat View
 Pattern features
  • Sizes 1-14 years
  • 14 animal options: Fox, Unicorn, Lion, Bear, Bunny, Dino, Cat, Mouse, Giraffe, Zebra, Horse, Donkey, Ladybird and Doggie
  • Roll back cuffs and longer body length to allow room to grow
  • Colouring pages for children to design their own Wild Thing 
  • FREE BONUS: Full instructions and pattern pieces for seven animal tails!
  • Skill level:  Adventurous beginner - Intermediate (animals with manes)

 

Twig + Tale Wild Things Coat Animal Views

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Make old things new again! Twig & Tale patterns pair wonderfully with recycled fabrics. Look to woollen blankets, gently used corduroy or wool trousers and leather/suede garments for inspiration.

Cover Image by Jess Ross

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Wild Thing Coat Size Chart + Materials List

Intended Fit

This boxy style coat is designed to *hopefully* give you two years of wear.  With its long-line body and turned-back sleeve cuffs, it can often be worn the following year with the sleeves rolled down with a shorter, regular body length. The coat is designed to be roomy enough to be worn over layers.

Check the child’s measurements against the measurements in the size chart to get the best fit.  The sizes are generous and may NOT necessarily be the typical ready-to-wear sizing you might expect. 

Size           

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2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

12

14

Child’s Chest

19”
48cm

20 ”
52cm

21”
54cm

22”
57cm

23½”
60cm

25”
63cm

26”
66cm

27”
69cm

28”
72cm

29 ½”
75cm

32”
81cm

34 ½”
87cm

Finished Coat Chest

28”
70cm

29”
73cm

30”
76cm

31”
79cm

32”
82cm

33 ½”
85cm

32 ½”
88cm

36”
91cm

37”
94cm

38”
97cm

40.5”
103cm

43”
109cm

Finished Coat Length

16”
41cm

17 ½”
43.5cm

18”
46cm

19”
49cm

20”
51cm

21”
53.5cm

21 ½”
55cm

22 ¼”
56.5cm

22 ¾”
58cm

23 ½”
60cm

24 ½”
62.5cm

25 ¾”
65.5cm

Finished Sleeve Length

12”
31cm

13”
33.75cm

15 ½”
39.5cm

16½”
42cm

18”
46cm

19”
48cm

20 ¼”
51.5cm

21”
53.5cm

22”
55.5cm

22 ½”
57.5cm

24 ¼”
61.5cm

25 ¾”
65.5cm

 

Suggested Fabrics

Exterior: I like to use wool, in particular wool blankets, but you could also use heavier weight cottons, corduroy, denim, flannel, coating fabrics, wool felt or similar fabrics. Fleece and WindPro are also suitable fabrics. You could also use quilting cottons for a spring weight coat.
Lining: I like to use cotton, linen or other breathable fabric, but you can use regular lining fabric if you wish.

Fabric Requirements

You will need the amounts listed in the chart below for both lining fabric and exterior fabric. You may need more if matching plaids/checks or if you have a directional fabric.  If adding a tail, factor in another 1/4 yard or metre.  It is intended that your choice of ears can be cut from the scraps - however, if making a bunny, doggie or giraffe, you may need to factor in a tiny bit more fabric.

Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 14
115cm Wide 90cm 90cm 110cm 110cm 120cm 140cm 160cm 170cm 180cm 180cm 190cm 220cm
44”Wide Fabric 1y 1y 1 ¼y 1 ¼y 1 3/8y 1 ½y 1 ¾y 1 7/8y 2y 2y 2 1/8y 2 1/8y

 

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