When we went to California back in April, for our family vacation, we had the pleasure of visiting the So Sew English fabric warehouse. You can read about it here. While we were there, Amanda generously gave my kids some fabric. One of the fabrics my daughter picked was a spiral tie dye French Terry. As soon as we got home she told me she wanted it as a hoodie. Unfortunately, our weather was already too hot for hoodies, so it had to wait. A recent family camping trip to the mountains was the perfect opportunity for me to make her hoodie and she was even able to wear it a little.
As she is getting older, she is developing her own style and I try to allow her to pick what she wants, as much as I can. It’s so fun to see how she pairs things and her personal style.
For this hoodie she picked the girls Tami Revolution from New Horizons Designs. It has several options for the hood; double hood, crossover hood, and standard hood. You can do a pullover option or have a front zip up. It has regular cuffs or thumbhole cuffs, and an optional shoulder accent zipper. You also have the option of doing no pockets, side inseam pockets, or a kangaroo pocket.
For her hoodie, she chose the pullover with a double hood, inseam pockets, and the regular cuffs.
Last year we got this pink quilted fabric from So Sew English and made her a vest with it. Fortunately we had enough left to use it as the coordinating fabric for her hoodie. The exact quilted is no longer in stock, but there are several other quilted options in stock currently. This pink was the perfect complement to the spiral tie dye and she chose to use it for the body and the inner hood.
Since his sister was getting a new hoodie and he had another growth spurt, it was the perfect time to make my son a new hoodie too.
He really liked the raglan sleeves on the Tami, but since it is a bit more shaped at his size, it wouldn’t have fit him quite right.
I asked the New Horizons team about the fit for him and they suggested mashing the Streamline Tee body with the Tami hood. It worked so well!!
I simply did his size Streamline Tee and matched it with the similar size standard hood from the girls Tami Revolution. My son has a good size head and other hoodies have been snug for him to get over his head. This specific combo gave him room to get it over his head and with the overlap in the front, it keeps it from gapping and looking sloppy. The Streamline Tee is a standard raglan with both short and long sleeve options. Since it fits him so well we will definitely be making regular shirts from this pattern too.
Just like his sister, he loves to shop for fabric in my stash and online. I have found he likes similar combos as I do, and in this case, he actually picked fabric I had been saving for myself.
This blue camo French Terry has been in my stash for several years and I am so happy I used it for him. It fits his personality to a T and he couldn’t be happier with the end result. He picked the blue brushed French Terry from last year, as the coordinate. He says they are both so soft and he is “camocozy”.
When we were taking pictures, he kept telling me to “Take this pose Mom!” and “Here is another one!”. We had fun taking these pictures and I hope you enjoy his poses and looks as much as we did.
The spiral tie dye French Terry is available in a bundle. The rest of the fabrics I used from So Sew English are currently out of stock, but there are several other quilted, brushed French Terry, and regular French Terry still available for you to create your own inspired combos.
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