Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Kitschy Coo's New Reversible Zippy Hoodie Pattern

Yes, yes, long time no write.  And for the record, no.  No, I haven't finished the project I last blogged about.  My heart wasn't in it.  Maybe the spirit will move me eventually.

But you aren't interested in my failures unfinished projects.

So let me tell you about my most recent undertaking...  A reversible zippy hoodie by Kitschy Coo.  If you haven't heard of the fabulous Amanda of Kitschy Coo, you are missing out on some of the cutest patterns out there.  You are also missing out on her highly entertaining blog (complete with fabulous photoshop creations).  The beauty of Amanda's patterns is that most pieces are designed to grow with your child.  There's nothing worse than making lovely clothes for your children that they quickly outgrow.  Her patterns are mostly designed to be worn through a couple of sizes.  Many patterns are also reversible.  The icing on the cake?  She has created many of her patterns to be suitable for both boys and girls.  There's even an underpants pattern!

But back to the hoodie...

Isn't Sister Goldenhair adorable in her new jacket?  One side is washed denim, the other is baby cord.  It's all trimmed out in pink rib knit.  She loves it.  And I love that I made it for her, it will fit her for another season, and it's reversible (so she doesn't get tired of it).

Seriously, this is a great pattern.  I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of her pattern testers, and I assure you that this pattern is well worth your time and money.  And it's available as a PDF; so if you're into instant gratification, this pattern is for you (thankfully she has also produced a file that doesn't require printing a bazillion pages).

And I'll let you in on a little secret...  She is giving away a free download of this pattern on her blog.  Check out this post and enter the drawing before this Saturday.  Good luck, and if you don't win...  Buy this pattern anyway!  :)