Thursday, 24 May 2012

.Hoody.

I've been chugging through some more "necessity" sewing for the kiddos ready for winter.  Tommy seems to have had a growth spurt (yay!) and is lacking in tops.  I've been a subscriber to Ottobre Design magazines for a few years now and while I enjoy having a flick through them every now and then I have yet to actually sew anything from them!  They have been getting quite a workout over the last week!!

This is #25. "Eleven & One"striped hoody from Ottobre Design Spring 1/2011.  The pattern was for a short-sleeved top only, but I added long sleeves in the contrast red from the hood.  The pattern called for clear elastic tape around the entire neckline.  I didn't have any and after a quick consult with Lisa, decided to leave it out.  To make sure the neck allowed for maximum stretch though, I used my triple straight stitch for all the neckline sewing.  It seems to be working fine without the elastic and doesn't feel as though any stitches are going to pop.

The hoody is a lovely fit (with a bit of growing room) and nice and comfy and warm.  Oscar wants me to make one for him - which is saying something because trying to get him to wear long-sleeved/legged anything is a challenge!  I think hoods are always a winner with boys - what do you reckon?
SUPPLIES:
Hilco Campan knit in Grey Marle/Navy
Stella solid knit in Blood Red

9 comments:

lydia persson said...

looks great. would love to know how to get hold of the pattern.

Sally said...

i want one in big people size

Dea. said...

Love this top - was it tricky to make - beginner - intermediate - advanced? Your clothes and other 'makes' are so inspiring...

Carmel Morris said...

I love Ottobre for kids clothes. They are really good for all the nice details that make clothes special.

Jane said...

That's very cute. My boys all love hoodies too, but they love wearing the hoods up most of the time which makes me feel like I'm walking about with a bunch of criminals or something!

virginia said...

Love this Hoodie - I now may have to break out my Ottobre magazine and make some.

Rebecca said...

Love it! My girls love a hoodie as well, must make time to make!!!

Crafty Mama said...

Love it!!! :)

I can help anyone in need of an Otto fix, I look after Australia for them :)

S. Aspen said...

Nice hoodie! Does it come in grown up sizes? I'd wear it.

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