The coat and matching cap are super appealing -- though I think I want to try a new's boy hat instead of this style.

The coat and matching cap are super appealing -- though I think I want to try a new's boy hat instead of this style.

I do love how this coat is slightly fitted.  The shaping seems to reference the 18th century (though the exposed zipper is very modern).

The shaping seems to reference the century (though the exposed zipper is very modern).

I need to go a bit longer than this (the leggings, though a lovely vintage detail are a bit costume-y).

1940s Boy's Coat, Leggings & Hat Vintage Sewing Pattern - Butterick 3163 Size 4

I need to go a bit longer than this (the leggings, though a lovely vintage detail are a bit costume-y).

This forties McCall pattern is the platonic ideal of the coat I want to make.

This forties McCall pattern is the platonic ideal of the coat I want to make.

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