LBB Hoodie for Sam!
I finally stopped only using my LBB hoodie pattern to put hoods on Sienna dresses and made a hoodie for Sam out of a couple of Brandon’s old t-shirts.
It’s funny, I wasn’t totally in love with it when I finished it, but after watching him run around in it for a day, I LOVE it.
The main thing I wasn’t crazy about was the hood – don’t get me wrong at all, I LOVE the pattern; it’s really great. I just didn’t have enough plain navy t-shirt to get the hood pieces cut out – so I had to use the back of the shirt, which had a giant EMS logo on it (Canadian Helicopters – my father in law flies air ambulance, and this was one of the shirts from a number of years ago).
The other thing was that I really loved the green t-shirt that Brandon used to wear – we picked it up on a family vacation to the Outer Banks back in 2009, and it was awesome….but it eventually shrunk and was just too small for him. (Boo). I wanted to put the logo on the front of the shirt but the size I needed to make for Sam was just not big enough to fit it on the front. So I put it on the back too.
This kind of makes for a “party in the back” sort of hoodie – which is okay, I guess, but it made me twitchy – I would have preferred to have the OBX stuff in the front, and not obscured by the EMS hood.
BUT – that said, I love the hoodie, and I love how it looks on Sam. I measured a shirt of his that was similar in size/fit to what I was looking for and after a bit of considering I ended up making him the 18 month size despite the fact that he’s rapidly approaching 2. I’m really happy I did – it fits him really well, with just enough room that he should be able to wear it through the spring and most of the summer I think. I’ll make him a new one in the next size up for the fall!
I really love how the hood is done in these patterns – I just can’t get enough of how cute they are when they are on! I also loved the topstitching, and the colour blocked sleeves – I really like that idea, and I think it worked really well on this hoodie.
And the fact that the hoodie happens to match his shoes almost perfectly? That would be a total coincidence, because no way on earth am I that organized!!