Ladies who have rediscovered sewing in order to provide stylish and well-fitting clothes for their children. As our kids are growing up, they are not yet physically ready or mature enough for adult clothes, and thus adult patterns. So we are in search of fun, functional, and fashionable pre-teen patterns to share with you. Our primary goal is to assist in making sewing for tweens a fun experience for the sewer and the model!
My daughter and I (Major Moma) were having an afternoon together and I managed to talk her into stopping off at the fabric store. Since it was supposed to be a fun afternoon together, I let her pick out some fabrics for projects for her. This is one of the pieces of clothing that came out of that trip.
She picked out some Real Tree camo sweatshirt fleece. Being that we live in Alaska right now, camo is the equivalent to the LBD.
Name of the pattern: I bought the High Five Hoodie by Peek-a-boo Patterns just for this project, but it won't be the last time I use it. (We are part of the affiliate program for Peek-a-boo Patterns so we receive a small amount of $ if you click through the link and buy a pattern.)
Sizes available: The High Five Hoodie has a wide range of sizes: 3 mo to 12 years.
required: The fabrics to choose are fleece, sweatshirt fabric, or heavy and semi stable knit. You will also need a jacket weight separating zipper. If you want to make it more heavy duty, you can line it.
Skill level required: The pattern instructions are very straight forward and there is nothing complicated with this pattern. I definitely would recommend it to a confident beginner and if you are intermediate, or more adventurous, go ahead and line it and make some embellished modifications.
Good: This a perfect pattern for a tween. I know it is not fancy, but the tweens I know love to have a great hoodie. And this pattern is so easy to sew up, you can make any number of custom hoodies for your tweens. And I love this jacket for all seasons. It can be an extra layer in the winter and later be a light jacket for cooler days or evenings.
Bad: Nothing. A great pattern for everyday wearing.