My youngest has a thing for hoods. He would be happy if every shirt he own had one (this tutorial makes that a possibility). He was looking a little like the incredible hulk in his old hoodie, so a new one was definitely in order.
the pattern: the hoodie pattern from Happy Homemade vol. 2. I made this pattern a few years ago and my son still wears his--has it on today actually. Successful boy's patterns for tops made from woven fabric are few and far between. That makes this hoodie pattern practically perfect. I added a kangaroo pocket to make it actually perfect.
the fabric: yellow linen from JoAnn's. I've been using a lot of linen this week. I can't help it, it is just so perfect for summertime kids: sturdy but still soft, lightweight but still durable. Also, my youngest is crazy for the color yellow and there aren't a whole lot of tasteful options out there for that color. This yellow was yellow enough for him, but mustard-y enough for me.
the sewing: This pattern comes together crazy fast. The elastic in the front is a little fiddly and I know it doesn't look the greatest, but whatever. The hoods on the last hoodies I made seemed small, so I made this hood bigger. Except I made it bigger in the back and now my son looks like a conehead. I fixed the hood not so it's not so pointy (after this photo shoot), but it's still elf-y. An elf is cuter than a conehead, right? I think the hood pattern needs to be made bigger in the front so it covers his forehead. I already cut out another of these hoodies for my five year old son, but I may re-draft the hood before I start sewing.
Here are today's cuties from the flickr pool:
1. kcwc 2012