Alright. Last week was a whirlwind of birthday sewing and school work. I managed to make three jolly roger raglans for my nephew and two nieces. We went to my niece’s birthday party last Friday, she likes the movie Nightmare Before Christmas, so I tracked down fabric to make her this inspired hoodie. I think it turned out pretty well. She loved it and that’s all that matters.
Next I made one for my other niece. It wasn’t her birthday but since hers is in June and that isn’t hoodie weather…I went ahead and made it anyway. She’s our little firecracker. So, she got ninja unicorns and stars for her hoodie. I also found her fabric in a buy/sell/trade group so it wasn’t easy to find. I love the ninja unicorns though. They’re adorable.
I love being able to customize these for each kid. The inset pockets are my favorite part of this. I did mine a bit different from the pattern and they work out well. My kids love theirs.
The last one was fabric from Joann fabrics. This was for my youngest nephew. He just turned 5! This fabric is the doodle line at Joann Fabrics and is pretty reasonably priced. It was very easy to work with and didn’t roll as much as the cotton lycra I’ve used, which was useful when cutting. The blue fabric though- amazing. It’s a thicker feeling fabric and seriously nice to sew.
Sadly, he didn’t get thumbholes like my nieces. He does have the inset pockets at least. The fabric was a tad thinner than the cotton lycra and my machine kept eating the seam allowance. If I make another from doodle fabric, I may have to get hem tape or a thin stabilizer just to add some weight while sewing cuffs. I absolutely adore the Jolly Roger from Patterns for Pirates. There are so many sizes offered in the pattern and it is so customizable. I now need to make myself a hoodie using the Wonder Woman fabric I have been stashing for a rainy day.