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 Scissors' Hipster 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!