Monday, June 20, 2011

In the hood

So I sewed a bit the week before last.  This time I made use of my moms much fancier sewing machine.  It has stitches specifically for knits, and while I have sewn knits on my sturdy and awesome Pfaff, I'm limited to a wide zig zag and I wanted something that would hold up better to the tugging of a toddler.  So I was able to whip this up in 3-4 hours (with some interruptions to watch birth stories on TLC, which make my shake my head in frustration! [I don't have cable at our house]) while my mom entertained little Squiggles.

I wanted to make something for my lil almost 2 year old nephew who is visiting from far away Australia with my brother and sister in law.  And since it is wintery there, I thought a hoodie for layering would be a good idea!   I had previously seen and so I bought Jessica of Running with ScissorsHipster Hoodie pattern!

It's a great pattern, easy to sew up, although it did take me a while to cut out as I couldn't get my head around how to make the stripes go the right way!   And I think it looks adorable!  I used a mens shirt I bought new for the stripe part. (It is VERY hard to get nice pattern knit fabric around here) and plain green that I had a bunch of for the rest (including the back).  The pattern is designed to be made from two t-shirts so I think I will be repurposing some of Mr. Bears old t-shirts for one of this for Squiggles in the future!

Mr. Bear like it so much he wants me to make him one.  Ha!  I don't think I'm skilled enough to resize the pattern that much!


  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this hoodie, you're so talented, J! How did your nephew like it?!

  2. WOW! This is one of my favorites I've seen using this pattern, I love the gray stripes with the olive green. May have to copy your color combo in the future. Great job and I am so glad the pattern worked out for you. I also take forever figuring out the direction to cut the pieces, cutting out is the worst part of most projects formethough. I hope he loves it!

  3. Thanks for the nice comments guys!. And Jessica, I just noticed on your blog that you're making the pattern for adults! I think then I have at least one Christmas present planned for Mr. Bear!
    And it was hard to tell if he liked it, Hopefully I will be sent pictures of him in it in the future!


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