When I saw the pattern I knew immediately I had to make one for sweet Ellie.
As I’ve mentioned, Ellie is not a fan of pink. Yes, even at 2 she’s quite opinionated. She seems to like clothing with bold prints, and I just happened to have a couple of scraps of this striped fabric I designed on Spoonflower, it worked out perfectly.
I decided to use the cheetah fabric for the sleeves, partially because I thought it would look cool and partially because I ran out of striped fabric.
I wish I had used a sturdier knit for the hood placket. It was a little flimsy and wrinkled easily. Oh well!
Ellie didn’t want to wear the hood…it covered up her ponytails.
One piece of advice if you decide to use this pattern in the toddler sizes, I would consider going a size up if your toddler has a chubby tummy. I ended up making Ellie the 3t instead of the 2t because I started out on the 2t but it was too snug on her baby gut. I love the way the sleeves contrast the body.
Here’s the one Jessica of Me Sew Crazy made, much more refined than mine.
I love the clean design, the awesome walkman, and the heather gray ribbed knit. Definitely using ribbed knit for the hood placket next time! So, who sewed it better? I think it’s a tie…maybe we’ll need a re-match.
Can ya handle that Jess?!?! Go check out more pictures of her awesome hoodie HERE at Me Sew Crazy.