I really love these Little Red Riding Hoods! The pattern comes from Oliver & S Little Things to Sew by Liesl Gibson. Have any of you purchased this book? I highly recommend it. I first checked it out from the library to make sure that it had enough items in it that I would like to make to warrant purchasing the book. It soooo does! Lots of really cute things for your little ones. I have made a few so far and will be sharing them in the next couple of weeks.
Now back to the Red Riding Hoods. They are super easy to make.and the end result is so cute. My girls love them and get tons of compliments.
I chose to make the size large. My girls are 6 years old and big for their age and these were the perfect fit. For the exterior I was dreaming of some lovely red wool fabric I spotted. However, I needed 4 yds. to make both hoods and the wool was $25 a yard. Ummm…. time for plan B. How about some cozy fleece instead? Great!
For the interior, I used a turquoise quilters cotton. I just love red and turquoise together.
I wanted it to be reversible so I added buttons and button loops to both sides.
As I said before, this pattern was easy to follow and I feel that a beginning sewer could tackle this project. Now as far as keeping little brothers out of your photo shoot, that takes advanced skills which apparently I do not possess.
If you would like to see more examples of this hood and other Oliver & S patterns be sure to check out the Oliver & S Flickr Group.