Welcome to my stop on the New Sews for the New Year blog tour!
One of my boys has been finally outgrowing his clothes so when he was complaining that all his sweaters were too small, I knew he was next on my list.
Though it's not a new pattern, I chose to start off with the Dress-Up Hoodie from Mouse House Creations. I love the fit of this hoodie and the style of the front of the hood--perfect for some fun grommet details that I've been wanting to try!
Since the grommet details aren't included in the pattern (neither is the drawstring), I'll provide a little info on how I did it.
I ironed the squares on with Heat 'n Bond, stitched them on, and then ironed some sturdy interfacing to the back part. Next, I punched the holes in and added the grommets.
The drawstring is about 1.25" wide strip of fabric that has curled in on itself--great for making it match well.
After asking him if he wanted anything on the front, he asked for one of his favourite animals--an elephant, so that was appliqued on.
He is thrilled as am I.
A first time for me doing a hoodie that I had to insert the grommets on my own, and also a first time sewing from yardage of jogging fleece. I usually just cut up old sweaters and re-use the details. (I've done another as well but neglected blogging about it.)
Be sure to stop by the other stops on the blog tour--it continues all month long!
Monday, January 1st: Introduction- Sewing by Ti
3rd FABulous Home Sewn *** You are here.
Sunday, January 7th: Minn's Things
8th Lilla Gumma
10th Very Blissful
12th Stitched by Jennie
13th Mermaid Mama Designs
Sunday, January 14th: Sew Like a Sloth
15th Sewing With Sarah
16th My Sewing Roots
17th Back 40 Life
18th Sewing With D
19th Ma Moose
20th My Heart Will Sew On
Sunday January 21st: Flaxfield Sewing
23rd Auschick Sews
24th Sew Sew Ilse
25th Seams Sew Lo
26th Kate Will Knit
27th Tenille's Thread
Sunday January 28th: Sew Haute Blog
31st It Sew Colorful