The hoodie was supposed to be one of BK's birthday presents (she turned 6 on May 5) but due to zipper difficulties I was a day late in finishing it. Better late than never, right?
Pattern: Kitschy Coo Reversible Zippy Hoodie
Size: 7/8, with 7 length for the body and 8 length for the sleeves so that it will (hopefully!) fit for a couple of years
Fabric: Aqua Heather Knit French Terry for main, Creme with greenish polka dots French Terry for lining, ribbing
Mods: Applique on front and lapped zipper
I was inspired by this hoodie by Hatley.
To cut the Labrador Retriever silhouette out, I used my handy, dandy new toy that I recently won from The Thinking Closet...the Silhouette Portrait. I still have no clue what I'm doing with the SP but I'm bound and determined to master it!
This is my 4th time sewing up the Kitschy Coo Hoodie. My previous versions were all made out of polar fleece and knit jersey. The pattern comes together nicely...it's definitely my go to pattern for hoodies.:) However, I would not recommend using 2 thick fabrics and trying to do a lapped zipper like I did. The multiple layers of fabric where the pockets are made it real hard to get the zipper in straight. Attempt #12 is still far from perfect (there's gaping between the pockets when BK moves around) but it's good enough for me. Honestly, I couldn't bear to rip the zipper out again.
This hoodie should fit for a long time. The sleeve cuffs are folded in half in the pictures. I have another 1 1/2" when BK needs the extra length.
And just so you don't get the idea that BK is always thrilled about having her pictures taken...
...only 6 years old and she's an eye rolling champ!