Winter has arrived and it’s time to get out the Dinosaur Coat from Twig + Tale that I finished making at the tail end of last winter.

animal coat twig + tale

Twig + Tale’s signature mark is encouraging customers to upcycle fabrics and remnants in their stash, so last year I started my foray into scouring the op shops for second-hand blankets.

animal coat pattern twig + tale

I remember being ecstatic with the first one I bought for my fawn hottie cover. I had to wait a while for this green blanket to fall into my lap. It was exactly what I was looking for to make my dinosaur.

dinosaur coat pattern back view

I just love the spines on the back and hood and also the claw features on the pockets.

animal winter coat pattern twig + tale

There are loads of other animals to choose from in the one pattern and of course I’d love to make all of them. I’m really hoping Buggy hasn’t grown out of the idea of the unicorn coat but given she mostly gets around in a leather biker jacket and jeggings these days I’m suspecting she may have.

dinosaur coat pattern for kids

At least I know I still have my little boy who loves a good dress up, mostly in super hero garb but wild animals also suit.

In fact, a week ago we watched The Greatest Showman together. Hamster was bitten by the performance bug. He was transfixed on Hugh Jackman and ever since has been rewatching and rewatching and cobbling together a ‘showman’ outfit from his circus gear.

side view dinosaur coat

I’ve asked him if he’d like to start some dance classes but he’s convinced he already knows all his moves.

Kindy is suiting him very well. Just loving it every day and learning so much. Actually, both kids this year are initiating their own homework which is fantastic as it means it gets done even if I’m not in the mood!