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Catherine needed (maybe "needed" is a bit strong, but you know what I mean!) some St. Valentine's Day bling this year. So what's a crafty mom to do? Sew up a hoodie!
The pattern I used is the Free Hoodie pattern from Brindille & Twig. You can get it too, just go to the site, scroll down to the bottom and look for "Free Pattern". I did make a few modifications and eliminations. I did not do the shoulder trim. I did not do a banded bottom. I did not add the kangaroo pocket. I did not do a lined hood.
I modified the front of the hood a bit. I prefer more of a crossover look to the original. I think my way ends up with a slightly wider head hole too. (Which is good for my large-headed kiddos!)
The fabric is a lightweight French Terry from Girl Charlee. (I think it was a limited time fabric from last year.) It was my first time working with French Terry. It's all the rage right now in most of my sewing groups and I can see why. It's soft, easy to work with, and quite comfortable.
This was such a great project. Cut to finish was less than 45 minutes, which included a cutting snafu. The pattern is super simple, especially pared down like I did it, and having a serger makes the sewing part just fly! I like this hoodie so much that I need one of my own! I think I have enough fabric left to sew myself a matching hoodie, although mine will probably be a Lane Raglan.
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By the way, Catherine is modeling her hoodie outside of Mission: SPACE at EPCOT. This is such a great ride! If you go be sure to do the ORANGE mission, it's pretty amazing. Have you been there?
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