Cyndy Pond, of Hastings, Minnesota, created this adorable jungle theme jacket and hat.
The pattern is Simplicity #9456. Included with the coat and hat pattern is a vest, coveralls, and skirt pattern. The fabrics are 100% cotton flannel in yellow and Jungle Babies 100% cotton printed broadcloth.
Cyndy writes, “Although the coat pattern called for snaps, I substituted buttonholes and buttons. The buttons were JHB coconut shell, size 3/4″ inch. I also altered the hat pattern by cutting two circles instead of one. That way, the hat was lined with the contrasting fabric adding interest to the design, and also making it warmer. The pockets were 5-inch yellow flannel squares fitted with the completed smocking pieces and lined with the printed fabric. I used two smocking plates for the pockets, Dandy Lions and Matthew’s Monkeys by Fancy Stitches. I smocked them on blue 100% cotton broadcloth that matched the blue in the background of the print fabric.”
Cyndy brought this outfit to the January meeting of the Lakes & Prairies Smockers. We all loved it!