Hello, Twig + Tale readers! I'm Kelly from Handmade Boy. I'm so excited to be a part of Twig and Tale's blog tour but I'm even more excited to have been invited to guest post here!
For my stop of the tour, I made my son a very simple wolf version of the Wild Things Coat, with a twist. I added a zipper. It was really easy to do and I'm going to show you how.
Construct your coat according to the tutorial, but omit the button strips from the center front. You also don't need the fastening loops. With right sides together, pin the hood in place with the edge of the hood 3/4" (2cm) from the center front. Ease the neckline and hood together.
If you needed to shorter your zipper, zig zag stitch along the top of the zipper on one side across the teeth to create a zip stop. This will ensure that your zipper doesn't slip off the top of your coat.
That's it! Adding a zipper to the Wild Things Coat is a very quick and simple alteration you can make to this great pattern to give it a different look.
Kelly enjoys creating unique looks for her four children. She especially loves the challenge of creating fun, modern pieces for boys and inspiring others to do the same on her blog Handmade Boy. When she’s not sewing, Kelly enjoys reading and running and of course hanging out with her family. You can follow Kelly on her blog Handmade Boy, on Facebook and on Instagram.
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