I didn't do anything weird to the pattern.
Laura's work is thoughtful and complete. And in this particular pattern there are just under 150 potential variations. So, you know, I felt like I could just settle in and sew.
With Laura's patterns, there's never any need to second guess the sizing or the instructions. Her garments have a modern, stylish cut but are roomy enough to play in. The sewing instructions are exhaustive.
Plus, when you have a good, soft, green, stripey knit, it's already a party. Mine was Lillestoff from here but I don'e see it there anymore:(
I chose the version with a hood, with a patch pocket and with contrast shoulder stripes. I kept it simple by just changing the direction of the stripes on the shoulders and on the pocket. I lined the hood with sherpa and then I got a little brazen and monkeyed with the finish on the hood...
The pattern calls for finishing the hood with twill tape along the inside. I didn't like how my hood was finishing up. The sherpa feels fantastic against the skin but it is a beast to work with. It sheds, it's really stretchy and it's bulky. So! My hood was looking both lumpy and stretched out. I gave it a good press and then cut ribbing the length of the hood opening. That still didn't quite fix the problem, so I cut three inches off of the hood ribbing and did it again. I like the finish. I think it looks clean and it saved what was almost a wonky-to-the-point-of-being-a-throwaway hood.
This project could totally have been such a quick sew but I took my time to finish it in a way that I could be proud of. See the little triangles on the pocket?
We're pretty excited about this new, for-the-boy option. Now to get proper outerwear on the wee one...
Joining the Frontier Dreams readers today too:)