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Red Riding Hood Talea

Added Nov 23, 2010

by maybelle

Cardiff, United ...






Inspired by juebejue I shortened the Talea pattern and added a hood to make the perfect autumnal jacket.

My obsession with fleece continues. It’s so easy to work with, cheap, no fraying and has a good stretch which allows for some wiggle room. The hardest part was fitting all the pattern pieces onto a single ikea throw. This time not only did I miss out the pockets, but also the sleeve latches. One day I’ll actually buy enough material to do a pattern properly.

It is a source of frustration that if I wear my hair tied back a normal sized hood won’t reach my forehead, allowing the welsh rain to lash against my face. I therefore made the hood on this jacket extra deep. Hurray for being able to make your own clothes.


Material Notes

Red Polarvide fleece throw from Ikea,
Lining – old cotton vest




Garment Type
Casual, Preppy

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    Jan 8, 2012, 07.17 PMby mwelland

    Beautiful. I’ve been wanting to make a hooded coat and was wondering how a hood would look like with this pattern. Then I saw your project: Perfect! I’m going to give it a try!

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    Apr 15, 2011, 09.36 PMby corawoodward

    Do you know any patterns for hoods? I want to make a jacket with a hood so bad! And I love this project. Absolutely adorable. And I have the same problem with hoods too, they have to be deep so then I can still pull my hair back. :)

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      Apr 21, 2011, 09.29 PMby maybelle

      I couldn’t find a pattern so I just made it up. It’s basically two D shapes with a slightly bulging rectangle in the middle (if that makes any sense). I think I must have used 3 measurements – from the back of the neck over to the forehead, from one side of the face round the back of the head to the other side of the face and finally the length of the collar on the coat pattern – obviously adding a bit for wiggle room.

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    Jan 30, 2011, 05.09 PMby luvbudgies

    I love it, it’s great. I especially like the bright red colour.

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    Dec 15, 2010, 09.32 PMby cheschiiire

    This is so cute! I love the vivid color, and I’m currently obsessed with fleece also.

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    Nov 24, 2010, 05.42 AMby smallone


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