Winter Outfit Part One; The Coat

*If you do not know how to crochet, I have found a simple video which clearly shows you the basic skills which is at the bottom of this post.*

This is a very simple tutorial, it only requires the knowledge of the basic crochet stitch which you can learn in seconds from the video at the bottom of this post. Crocheting is not hard and this tutorial I am doing is very easy. I decided not to add sleeves to this coat, I might do another tutorial to show how to crochet a sleeved coat

For this tutorial you will need:

  • Crochet hook (I recommend using a US hook size of C/2, also known as a size 11 in the UK or a 3.0 mm hook size for the rest of the world)
  • Wool (Not too thick but not too thin)
  • Darning needle though a normal sewing needle will also work
  • Scissors
  • Sylvanian figure to test measurements on


Firstly crochet a chain which wraps around the waist of your figure, then continue to crochet in the basic stitch until your piece of crochet reaches under the critters arms.

Leave a spot for the arms by crocheting a chain and then leaving a gap before connecting the chain back to the main piece using a basic stitch. Crochet back and forth until the back of the coat reaches the base of your figures head. Cut the end of the thread off, leaving around 5 cm still attached to the coat, weave this in using your needle.

This is optional, I chose to go around the whole thing with this white fluffy wool to make the coat seem a lot more warm and fuzzy. You can do this by just putting the new thread over the end of the crocheted piece and then pushing the hook through the back of the coat, hook onto the new thread and pull through, creating your staring hook. Now continue by doing the basic stitch around your coat.

Here is a front view of the coat

Side view

Back view.

How to crochet video:

I wrote this tutorial a while ago and have finally decided to post it. I must admit, this makes my figures look like little Eskimos but I think it looks cute and snugly, hopefully my attempts at explaining the tutorial aren’t too confusing! I haven’t really been feeling sylvaniany at the moment and that is why I haven’t posted for a while. I am helping Cameron Moss write his newspaper so that will hopefully be finished soon. (I have been procrastinating unfortunately). Also, I hope to post some figure descriptions and create some stories soon. I wish that your day has been good and that you are feeling positive and happy!


A Wonderful Christmas Parcel from Nina!

Hello everyone! Today, I got a really lovely parcel from the wonderful Nina who owns an amazing blog called At the Periwinkles. Here is the link to it:

I really love her blog and think you guys would like it too if you haven’t already discovered it.

First things first, I noticed that the parcel was huge! I really didn’t expect it to be that big!

Inside were some lovely German sweet treats which I am very much looking forward to eating! And sharing little Emily Beaman just reminded me (she is sitting next to me as I write this)! Also there is a wonderful postcard which has a very pretty photo on it as you can see. Her card is also lovely, did you draw that on the front yourself Nina? She also included two serviettes and two other little miniatures.

The first miniature which I am quite sure is handmade, is what I think is a glass box with pet bats which I will give to one of the children in Dandelion Creek. Hmmm, I have a person in mind and I will share that with you soon!

There is also this amazing decorated scene of a deer in some sparkly snow (I think it is handmade?!). Even though Christmas is over, I will certainly still give it to someone! Who do you guys think I should give it to? Maybe the Macavities?

That is the lovely parcel and I want to say a big, big thank you to you Nina!

See you all soon, Emily

Very Simple Dress Tutorial

A few of you have been asking for a tutorial for the dress that I made a year ago, for Caroline Macavity. Keeping up with the Christmas spirit, I have made a Christmassy themed one in the same style as Caroline’s one. It is very easy and what I think quick as well, so, here it is!

You will need:

  • Felt
  • Paper
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Fabric
  • Snap Fastener
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Lace (optional)
  • Ribbon (optional)

First of all, create a template to fit your figure. Make sure to leave a hole for the tail or otherwise your dress back will look a bit strange.

Cut a piece of felt out according to your template.

Cut out a piece of fabric which is 18 cm long (this dress is for an adult) and 5 cm wide.

Sew over the edges so that they don’t fray. You only need to do the bottom and sides, the top can stay how it is.

Rule a line 1cm from the top of your fabric. This will guide you as you sew so that your bottom bit is not wonky.

Line up the fabric with the bottom of your felt. Leaving about 2cm overhanging, sew along that line that you ruled.

Create pleats every now and again but leave another 2cm hanging over on the other side.

Next sew the edge of the overhanging fabric together. Just where they meet, not the top edge. This is because that fabric can be used to decrease the size of the tail hole so that this outfit will look good on both rabbit and kitty!

You can add some lace and ribbons now if you want. I personally think that it looks a whole lot nicer with them but you don’t have to.

Add the snap fastener at the back to help the dress stay closed.

As for the hat, cut out a circular piece of felt and put a hole in it.

Sew lace around it and your outfit is complete!

This is what the finished outfit looks like. I personally really like this dress as it looks nice and festive, the bow really does improve the overall appearance in my opinion.

Hi everyone, I hope that you are all well and cheerful at this time of the year! So, if you don’t here from me until after Christmas, Merry Christmas to everyone, everyone’s critters and everyone’s families!