Friday, September 2, 2011

I need one of these in my size!

Ottobre Autumn 2007 issue was one of the first ones I bought, back when Allie was 3 and Jenna was just a baby.  I was immediately drawn to design #24, the "Hooded Sweater," but it starts at a size 128, which seemed like it would take FOREVER for one of the girls to fit.

Finally, Allie can wear a 128, so I knew this would be part of my fall/winter sewing for her, and I LOVE it just as much as I knew I would

I did lengthen the pattern by a couple of inches, but I wanted the extra-long cuffs and band. . . I think it is part of the charm of this pattern.

The brown polka dotted fabric is some yummy french terry that has a good amount of stretch.  I lined the hood with some cream interlock that I had in my stash.  The cuffs and band, and binding are all cream ribbing.  (I really wanted green ribbing, but Joann's didn't have it this time.)

Maybe I will make a light green t-shirt to go under it. . .Love it!