|Seriously - those dimples!!!|
I let him design this one and used a bunch of left over polar fleece from previous projects - awesome way to use up those little bits left. The pattern includes extra short sleeves which I chose to not include on this version. I wanted something more streamlined looking.
There is a tonne of extra top stitching in this project but I think the end finished look is worth it. Just looks more professional and less 'handmade' (nothing wrong with that but you know what I mean right?
For some reason my hoodie didn't meet or cross over at the centre front like it was suppose to but I didn't stress about it and just left it like that. It isn't wrong, right? lol
My double needle broke just before I finished so I wasn't able to finish the bottom hem like I would prefer. I should probably redo it but .... yeah I probably won't!
Overall, it was a great pattern and I'm really happy with the end result. I'll definitely make another, possibly a girly version for his little sister (but then that's another thing for her!). The pattern is sized from age 2 to 10 so I'll get a bit of use out of this one. I made him the size 8 and it has a bit of room for winter layering.
Will I make this again? - absolutely.
Will I make this to sell for Lil Pip? – not at this stage
Pattern: Tree Climber Hoodie, The Pattern Studio
Fabric: Polar fleece and knit fabric from Spotlight
Difficulty (1-10 scale with 1 being easy and 10 hard): This one is not difficult at all. So perhaps a 4 or 5 if you are new to sewing with stretchy knits and all that topstitching.
Time: Took me maybe 2 hours including cutting the fabric.
(Lil Pip has received no payment or sponsorship for this review – I do it because I want to share my experiences)
And my outtake photos. I love this kid!