A friend of the Quimper Hitty human once lived in the far north of Canada. The friend heard that I was planning to take Constance on a little jaunt to her homeland, and thought I should make a specially warm coat. A pattern and some photos appeared in our mailbox…
…which of course that meant that I had to try the pattern!!!
Constance came running with pieces of felt, fur and narrow braid…
…which were snipped, and stitched – mostly following directions…
…and now Constance has a specially warm coat for our little jaunt to the far North!
Click here to read an interesting article about a similar parka worn by generations of little girls in the Yukon. The last picture in the article shows five parkas, one of them very similar to Constance’s!
Coming prepared is a definite plus!!! Especially when you travel to somewhat remote areas and extreme conditions! Looks like your vast travel experience will serve you, Constance…and the human! Wish I could snuck in one of those pockets!!!!
We think so too! We were so excited when our friend gave us the pattern with enough time to make Constance a perfect little coat! I wish you could come on one of our jaunts too!
You’ve made a beautiful coat from the thoughtful, gifted pattern from your friend. Constance looks very elegant in the coat. Does the human’s coat match? May you have a wonderful journey.
The favourite photographer and I share just one down jacket between us, so it is a problem when we go somewhere cold together! Fortunately I have a friend who worked in Antarctica for two seasons, and I have borrowed her jacket!
Alas that the friend with the genuine “Yukon Parka” is a very small person, and so hers was not suitable 🙁
Oh, she is even _more_ adorable than usual, K! Happy travels!
Thank you very much…it will be a short, but sweet trip!
Looks lovely! I hope you have a similarly warm coat and accoutrements.
My borrowed Antarctic coat will keep me snug! But Constance wins in the fashion department!
It is a magical little coat for a magical little doll, made by a VERY magical human! I hope you have a magical journey! And, by the way, I love Constance’s lovely knitted dress. Did you knit it for her or was it a happy find?
She is magic, I am glad you noticed! I did knit her dress. It didn’t turn out the way I wanted, but we like it!
You did a lovely job on her dress! But, then, the truth is, that your nimble fingers always create delightful beauty!
Constance is a well traveled Hitty, her parka is perfect in every detail, love the fur pompoms on the end of the ties. She can keep her hands in the pockets or felt mittens? Hope you have a similarly warm coat, safe travels.
I dug out her Icelandic mittens, and so she is happy, my gear is warm but not as cute!
oh my…that is really rather special. you know my obsession with felt coats….I think one of my girls needs something like this….Do you mind if I copy??
Not at all, I’d be delighted! The Country Hittys deserve cosy warm Yukon Parkas too!
Perfection and how wonderfully made. Great job! Robin Campbell
Thanks very Much! We are so happy it worked out, and Constance has her new coat in time for our trip!
What a warm, lovely coat for Constance. Really beautiful.
She loves it too, and is going to be the cosiest Hitty in the Yukon this weekend!
Beautifully made! She will be cozy for sure! Have fun!
Thank you very much! We are planning to have fun, and it will be easier if we are warm!