Let's call him Sir Bemused. He's my awesome little nephew who was visiting recently. He truly loves his hoodie he just wasn't sure why Auntie Shelley wanted him to stand in front of the wall. A minute later he was riding his horse (aka older cousin P) around the house and was well into the knight-y spirit.
I had meant to make him this hoodie for Christmas, but when they weren't in the country until February I gave myself an extension. Then made it in a bit of a last minute hurry anyway, and got A to try it on (with a tutu of course) to check the fit...
I'd already traced off the size 4 back when I made P's version and it turned out to be the perfect fit, Slightly too big for my littlest, who is 6 months younger than her cousin, but just right for him.
I had planned to use a remnant of a wool, and line it, but needed some ribbing to match. In shopping for the ribbing I found a much better, softer and cheaper fabric for the hoodie, so failed to use any of the fabric stash here. The main fabric looks like a ribbing on the outside, so I guess it's a kind of thick interlock, but it's bonded to black fleece on the inside. The double layer gives it a bit of extra warmth and weight and it feels lovely.
The fabric and ribbing came from another of those Sydney Rd shops that you might not think to go into, but this one has some fabulous linens, wools, knits and a decent selection of ribbings. And, if you go on the right day of the week there's a very nice café next door.
The zip and buttons were the exact same ones from Spotlight that I used first time around. When you're onto a good thing, hey. I should make one for A too as I think she kinda liked dressing up in this one, and she wears her zip up jacket all the time. She likes that she can get it on and off herself, unlike this pullover which has fallen out of favour as it's too hard to do by herself.
It was wonderful seeing the kids all playing together and I'm pretty sure that this hoodie will be cherished, even if only because it's just like his big cousin's one! - which of course he'll probably score as a hand me down in a year or two anyway.
Notably this is probably the first birthday or Christmas that my cousin hasn't received something from the Little Things to Sew book! ;)
I haven't quite finished documenting my Christmas sewing as there are some lycra cycle shoe covers that need a pattern write up. Perhaps by Easter?...*
*I'm always amused by the tendency to use Christian religious holidays as deadlines. I've never heard of a builder pledging to have the extension done by Ramadan or Hanukkah. As an atheist, I'd be happy to just be given a date on the calendar, thanks.