Hey all! Raedene here from Chasing Mermaids. Most people know me for sewing for my girls. When an opportunity arises to sew for my boy in his size I jump on board! When I saw this unique hoodie pattern, The Elevation Hoodie by Terra’s Treasures, and the wide size range 6/12m-16, I knew it was for us. My Sawyer is only 9 but his height has always been off the charts. Based on the sizing chart provided I made him the size 14. I thought the fit was perfect. This pattern includes the layered sizing option too which makes printing just what you need a breeze!
The chevron style of the pattern is eye catching. It really allows for creativity! Sometimes it can be harder to find the opportunity to mix and match fabrics for boys! The chevron design carries along the front bodice to the sleeves and then around the back. There are small pattern pieces to cut to make all of this come together perfectly aligned. The directions provide an awesome job of laying out each pattern piece and showing it on the corresponding fabric for a cutting chart. It really allows you to follow along when cutting your own fabric combos without confusion. The pattern includes directions for inserting a drawstring in the hoodie and lining it as well. I chose to line my hood so that I could highlight the coordinating fabric inside the hoodie from the bodice chevron in grey. The pattern includes pockets for the front of the bodice. I loved using a coordinating print for the cuffs and the hem band that tied all the colors together.
This hoodie was made in one sitting about two hours cut to finish. The directions show you how to sew the front bodice pieces together and then it tells you to continue for the back and sleeves. My only suggestion would be to show the sewing steps for the back and sleeves as the pieces are all different and it may help a beginning sewer. My boy loved it! And that is all that matters, right? The hoodie is comfy and loose fitting for full BOY action! I chose a fun print of VW vans from Mabel Madison...perfect for our Beach LIFE! I have to admit I will be sewing this up for the girls next!
New Release!! The beautiful Women's Elevation Hoodie! Semi fitted for an extremely flattering look for everyone. And it's on sale for $7 through 3/20.
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