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It’s been a while! I didn’t realize how long. But the holidays have a way of making that happen 🙂
I selected the Tami hoodie from New Horizons for my next promotional make, but I was interested in trying it for my daughter. The Tami is a women’s pattern, but I wanted her to model it, not me, so I made some simple modifications, and I’m so happy it worked!
My version is a simpler one. I didn’t even do the double hood, which is why I super love this design, but I couldn’t find coordinating fabrics in my stash that were speaking to me, so the single crossover hood worked fine. In hindsight, I think it was good to make a simpler version first to check my modifications.
The pattern comes in sizes 00-26. My daughter was 1/2″ smaller than the smallest size, so I thought it should work fine! In order to fit it to her shape better, I drew a straight line from the bottom of the armscye, to the edge of the hem. She doesn’t need the curves yet, and prefers comfy/loose anyway. I also removed 2″ in length from the front and back pieces, and the sleeves, and took 1″ off the height of the hood. She is 5’1″ for reference. That’s it!
Since I wasn’t making all the amazing features in this version, I picked what I knew would be her favorite, and added them, the thumbhole cuffs. She is in love with this hoodie (it’s a hoodie, haha!) And I know it will get lots of wear!
So, if you have a tween who might love this style, check to see if they’re close to the bottom of the size chart, and you can make it work for them too!!
The fabric is a poly rayon French terry from Pretty Posh Prints.