Today I’m sharing my first finishes of the year (from back in January) – two Rowan Tee hoodies. The pattern is by TitchyThreads, and just like the Small Fry Skinny Jeans pattern, I love this one. It has a bunch of options, but I made these the same way. I think it’s a great basic tee pattern with plenty of possibilities depending on your goal.
I made two hoodies with long sleeves and hemmed sleeves and body and topstitched just about every chance I got – shoulder seams, armhole seams, hood seams, neck seam. It really made things look nice.
The girl’s hoodie is a size 8 and is made from some Oliver + S knit I’ve had in the stash for a while. (Yep, I have some girly fabrics even though I have two boys – sometimes it’s too hard to resist!) I have no girls to try it out on, but I’ve heard it fits the recipient.
The boy’s hoodie is a size 6. The black knit is from a size 2XL t-shirt, and the Star Wars fabric is a quilting cotton. I got my Sam to try it on (he’s a size 5 right now) and got nervous because it barely fit over his big head and didn’t seem that much too big on him – and he’s a skinny mini. (Total sidebar - how cute is he?) I kind of wanted to keep it for him. But it was destined for a cousin. Luckily, it appears the hoodie fits said cousin well since he is skinny.
One note about the woven Star Wars fabric – I think next time I combine the knit and woven, I might make the neckhole a touch bigger, just because the woven doesn’t stretch with the knit and it was hard to get over Sam’s head. I don’t think it’s the pattern since he has this problem with store-bought hoodies as well, but it’s a thought if you want to go the combination route.
These were my last (sewn) belated Christmas presents, so I was glad to have them off my back. But I do love the pattern and have plans and fabric for a Planes version for Sam. And now I want to make another Star Wars version for my boys since that one turned out so cute.