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           

1

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

 

Other Supplies & Notions

  • Spool of coordinating thread
  • Large buttons or toggles to fasten (Alternatively, you could use snaps or domes)
  • Cord elastic for fastening loops - optional
  • Interfacing for buttons strips - optional
  • Scraps of iron-on interfacing and stuffing for ears
  • Scraps of felt, suede or leather for claws and “paw pads” of certain animals
  • Scraps of felt or fur for tail detailing for certain animals
  • Pipe cleaners for Giraffe ossicones, Ladybird antennae or antlers
  • Ball of yarn for the mane of Lion, Zebra, Horse, Donkey and Unicorn (You could also use felt strips, fleece, ricrac, ribbon or something similar)
  • Applique paper - optional
  • Stuffing for the tail - optional
  • Metallic thread for Unicorn detailing