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?




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8 comments:

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

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  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.

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

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  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

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

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

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  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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