Sunday, March 13, 2016

A Sewing Project: Hearts Hoodie

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I {heart} this hoodie!

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.  

If you're new to either of the two online shops I mentioned, Brindille & Twig or Girl Charlee, it would be awesome if you go through my links to make a purchase!  I will receive a small referral bonus and I believe you will receive a percentage discount.  It's a win-win!

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?

I will be sharing this post at these awesome blogs!


  1. Catherine is a beautiful model for you creation :)

  2. So cute! I too live by the "my kids "need"" philosophy for holiday-themed clothing! I haven't attempted a sewing pattern in many (many) years but it'd be nice to make things you just can't find in stores. Visiting from Made By You Mondays party.

  3. I've never heard of French Terry. I'll be on the lookout for it. Thanks for sharing!

  4. OH my how cute is this hoodie!! I need one for myself!! I've ridden Mission Space a couple times myself. It's pretty awesome

  5. i saw some polka dot fabric knit fabric for which this would be a perfect project.

  6. Adorable! I want one for me;) Thanks for sharing at the Monday Funday Party - Emily

  7. So cute! How pretty. We've never been to Epcot but, we are on the west coast. It would be fun to visit. Thanks for Sharing at the inspiration Spotlight party.


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