As you might know, last week was a Kids Clothes Week, where you were supposed to sew for your kids an hour a day for 7 days. As the week was coming to a close I got a really bad cold and couldn’t finish my projects, so now, as I am starting to feel better, I’m doing a bit of a catch up.
I had “Hipster Hoodie” pattern by Jessica Kelly tucked away for awhile, and I finally decided to break it out and make it happen! Jessica wrote the pattern for repurposing old Tshirts and I am all about reusing! I go thrift shopping in my husband’s closet all the time!! (We don’t have thrift shops here, ok? I take what I can get)
One of my favorite T-shirts has been ruined by some unexplained bleach stains and I did not have a heart to throw it away, hoping to reuse it in something for Nic. Star Wars logo was originally on the front of the shirt, but I knew right away I wanted it on the back, since it was quite big in relation to my 2.5 year old. All the purple material is from my shirt and all of the black is from Mr “A Stitch in Between”‘s old shirts that was seeking a better life.
I have to say that this is probably one of the most favorite things that I’ve made so far. I love the way it looks on its own and I love the way it looks on Nic. When I brought out the hoodie for him to change into, his first words were “Is this for the Nicky?” he had to make sure before he could put it on, he is big into deciding whose stuff is whose lately (and it seems like a fairly large portion always ends up being The Nicky’s). We ran around the park and he looked really comfortable wearing it.
How cool is this guy? It started to rain while we were in the park but that aside Autumn in Taiwan is by far the best season. Anyways, back to the star of the post: the asymmetrical hoodie! It has a lined pocket on the front and I chose 3/4 sleeves, because I liked that look better. The sleeves kept sliding down since I made this hoodie for 3T and Nic is in between 2T and 3T, but I think it fits well even now. The pattern was very easy to follow, and it’s just such a fun design.
I wish I had finished it during the KCW week, but really I’m just glad I got it done.
I had to include this action shot of the boys running around the park because there are 8 different nationalities in this picture. Every boy has two parents of different nationalities (they are a mixture of Taiwanese, Japanese, Russian, American, Canadian, Spanish, Dutch and French). One of the reasons why I love living as an expat in Taiwan, such a fantastic opportunity to meet all kinds of people and at the same time realize that no matter the background, you let a 3 year old boy out in the park and you will find yourself in a general mayhem of running/yelling/pushing/climbing/kicking, so just stay back and enjoy the view!