Isn’t it just the cutest hoodie you ever did see ♥ Made from one and a bit Men’s T-shirts would you believe!!!
As usual I mixed it up a little and colour blocked the hood, rather than lining with a contrast colour (which also looks great!). The hood lining is all light grey, which is the same fabric I used for the raglan sleeve arm detail.
This is the not so lovely 4XL Men’s T-Shirt it all started from! I bought this from a local second hand shop (it was new), because I loved the fabric. It is a cotton knit with the rib stripes knitted into it. It was nice an thick and perfect children’s hoodie weight.
I didn’t take a photo of the second T-Shirt (as with my usual impatience I had already cut it to pieces, if you look carefully you can see I had started on this one already too!) but it was a thicker than standard cotton, regular old grey marle tee.
It didn’t have as much stretch as the first one but still had a little give. Hence I didn’t use it for the waistband. I had some matching grey marle ribbing still floating around for that. I won’t spoil the fun with all the construction details, you can get them over at Brindille & Twig!
It sure was a hit with Harry! I like it this much Mum!
And from a Mum’s perspective it has a great fit, nice and long including in the arms too. Harry has just turned 5 but is very tall (119cm/47”). I made the pattern one size larger than the 5-6 size but even that would have fit him fine. This way however he has a bit of room to grow in it. Who knows we may even get next winter out of it…I doubt it but maybe!
I liked it so much I just had to share it with you! So thank you Brindille & Twig for this pattern it is going to be well loved. You better get over there and check them out!
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