Monday, November 18, 2013

Johnny B Good Hoodie // Pattern Testing

I was dressing H for church this morning and put him in this shirt.  And then I realized I never shared it with you! 

I made this a few months ago (I was able to test the pattern) and the weather is finally cool enough for him to wear it.

This pattern is part of the Winter Wonderland Collection by Pattern Anthology. It has an option for a collar, pocket and short sleeves.

The pattern also provides instructions for making a shirt or hoodie using fabric or up cycling a long sleeve button down. I chose to use this shirt I had in my stash.
 I used the existing cuff, button facing, hems, and pearl snaps and that saved a lot of time!  I added the contrasting yoke and shoulder details, which I adore!
I think he may need a few more of these in his wardrobe. Maybe one to coordinate with daddy? So cute. 

Pattern: Johnny B Good Hoodie
Size: 12-18 months
Fabric: Used a thrifted men's shirt. Hood lining, back yoke and contrast details were from linen fabric in my stash.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Herringbone Jacket for the Little Man

Are you ready to see the most adorable jacket? Ok, here it is!
I'm in love. With both the adorable boy and the jacket! I found this fabric, on clearance for $2.95/yard, from It's a wool blend and has a nice weight to it. I knew it would make a great jacket. Then when I found out Shauna from Shwin and Shwin was re-releasing this pattern (in extended sizes), I was able to test the pattern. This fabric was perfect for the Desmond Jacket pattern. 
My camera is broken so bear with my camera pics. It's so hard to get crisp, focused pictures when my little man just wants to run!
The jacket came together easily and I was done in about 3 days (mostly nap time sewing). I had the hardest time deciding on the cuff and elbow patch. I even asked for a vote on Instagram! And I'm so happy with my choice.
The fit is great. The arms are on the long side but he's growing so fast I wanted it to fit for awhile. I added elbow patches and I was able to use these personalized wood buttons. They have his name on them and they are a perfect match for this jacket!
The small details in this pattern make for such a professional looking jacket. It's fully lined with hand warming pockets, cuffs, and the cutest little curved yoke on the back. 
I highly recommend this pattern. The instructions are easy to follow and the finished jacket is amazing! My husband wants one in his size!


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