The leaves falling off the trees, the groups of children on the sidewalks back at school, and myself in a warm and dry coat when I walk the dog are my first clues.
This week as the weather has spent a while looking like it is about to rain. As a result I have been glad I have a coat with a detachable hood I can stuff in my purse for emergencies. I can see putting something like this in a backpack for a kid too.
It's a simple idea and one you have probably already thought of but here's mine edition.
To make a detachable hood all you need is a pattern with a view with a hood and one without, with just a collar.
I used the Jalie City Coat:
I made my own coat in some softshell with a fleece backing on the inside. Very practical, warm, dry, and cozy. The coat I made had just the collar, much like the one pictured above.
I then made the hood as a separate item and hemmed it. Next I sewed some of those big snaps that are now available, three of them, a set on the under collar where they don't show, and on the hood.
Here's how that looks:
Pretty simple really but one of those practical manoeuvres a person who sews her own clothes can make.