The Knight Hoodie

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

As you all know, I joined a sewing group that Jess from the Sewing Rabbit created, that allows sewing enthusiasts from around the world to participate in a monthly sew along. For a small fee you get three patterns a month and get to share what you have created within the group. It is wonderful! I am making alot of new sewing friends within the blogging community. If you would like more information you can click on the link here.

Now to the good stuff!!! One of the patterns this month was the Knight Hoodie. Elisa from Charming Doodle is the mastermind behind this awesome design. She was on the  members page Wednesday answering all of our questions about the pattern. I had an idea to line the hood and she guided me with some wonderful tips! 

What I love most about this pattern is the attention to detail. She adds alot of topstitching to make the armor pieces nice and crisp. This required me to hone in on a skill that I'd never really done before, and it was a nice challenge.

The fabric I used was some that I had in my ever growing stash. The hot pink is a fleece remnant from Joann's. It was so short in height that I really couldn't do anything with, then I had the opportunity to use it as the armor pieces which was exactly the look I was going for. The grey is some sweatshirt fleece that I was going to use this winter as Madison's Christmas dress, but it never got that cold here in FL for me to make it. I purchased the fabric from Denver Fabrics, which has become one of my "go to" resources for inexpensive and neat fabric. (They are having a spring sale on cotton going for $3.95/yd... wow!) Ryan wants me to use up 75% of what I have before I buy more. So needless to say I am eager to sew up what I have to make another purchase of wonderful goodies! 

Don't you just love all the little details in this jacket?

I will say this jacket came out almost perfect. This was my second time ever doing a zipper, and I was quite satisfied with how it turned out. It wasn't as confusing second time around.

 Now I will tell on myself. When I lined up the pockets they were spot on. But somehow when I did the topstitching on the right one, my machine stretched it upward a little too far which caused the pockets to be slightly uneven. Oops! Still as it is my first jacket ever, I think its not too shabby. And Madison thinks it's just the coolest thing I've made yet. 

All in all this was a very fun sew. The instructions were easy to follow, and I found myself just whizzing through it without frustration. I can't wait till Elisa releases the adult pattern, because I have one eager man waiting for a Steeler themed one!


  1. This jacket is super cool and I can't wait for my super Steelers jacket- PS- material purchases for Steelers jacket are encouraged-

  2. I LOVE THIS!!! A girl knight hoodie! It is AWESOME!!!

  3. so so great! love the neon !

  4. this is really cool! girling up a "boy" thing is one of my favorite sewing styles. My daughter would love one of these hoodies, except she would be super pissed if I used pink. Hahaha. "I want BLACK! or BROWN!"

    1. Thank you Tara :)! It's funny because Madison is so opposite right now. Pink. Is. Everywhere! Ah!

  5. I love these girlie versions. Great job!


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