I should never buy clothes again (AKA: I actually made something awesome)

I am digging Kids’ Clothing Week Challenge.  I have had so many projects in my head, but I needed a swift kick in the pants to get started and actually try some of them.

I made my first shirt (based off Dana’s 90 minute shirt , but with a regular neckline) – and finally got my model to model it for me.

After making this shirt, I saw this urban hoodie that Andrea from The Train to Crazy made.

(photo courtesy of The Train to Crazy)

For a minute, I contemplated purchasing the pattern, but then I thought…. I made a shirt. How much harder could it be to make a sweatshirt?  So I took one of my son’s hoodies (the one that makes him look particularly adorable), and traced the pieces.  It just might be the coolest thing I’ve ever made.  I hope that doesn’t sound like bragging.  It’s more like complete shock that I actually did it, and it wasn’t a complete flop.

The sweatshirt is made from an old adult-sized sweatshirt and is completely lined with the red-striped knit.  Much needed for the cold winter. (and yes, that is a milk mustache – very Wisconsin :)

I left a few edges raw (around the pocket and neckline), because I liked how it looks.  And lets be honest, it was much easier.

I almost didn’t add the pocket, but I’m so glad I did.  It’s his favorite part.

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  1. I love it! I’m still not that brave with sewing. The way you just jumped in and created your own hoodie pattern is very inspiring. I think it turned out great!

  2. thanks so much for your sweet comments! barbi, yes, i have a tutorial in the plans! it’s not my very next project, but should be soon. please come back to see it! :)

  3. I love the hoodie you made! The contrasting lining is awesome! Maybe my husband’s sweatshirt will mysteriously disappear. . . .

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