The Henday Zip-Up Hoodie by Gracious Threads – A Review

The sun is beginning to set just a bit earlier up her in the PNW and school is right around the corner. So to round off the items on my school ‘To-Make’ list I just had to throw in this amazing hoodie by Jessica DeWitt at Gracious Threads. The Henday Zip-Up Hoodie.

This is yet another pattern that has been put into my must-make-again drawer. (To be quite honest I already have 2 more cut out for my other ladies and then I also bought fleece to make 5 more…I know, I have problems!) The Henday Zip-Up Hoodie is a pattern that you can use for the little ladies in your lives and for the little men too! Check out the one that Joanna McAlister made for her little man at her blog Gal Originals Creations. It also is diversital in the fact that it has two length options; Crop and Regular. I choose the Crop version and am delighted with the results!
Not only does this pattern have two length version but it also has the option to include welted pockets. What is nice about having options is that you do not have to include them. If you are a beginner with fabric and a sewing machine stick to a pocket-less version, like I did. But, if you want to challenge yourself a little then try the welted pocket. They really are fun and can be used on all sorts of clothing pieces and with Jessica’s instructions you will be sure to figure it out.
Also included in the pattern, are the lovely details of a bands. I love how they create ‘the look’ and yet it are very practical up here in the north come fall and winter when you want to keep the cold air away from you little ones’ body. The simple band around the wrist on the sleeves keep the crisp air out and traps the body heat in and looks so stylish; a definite win-win!
 As always Jessica has created another pattern that is easy to follow with detailed instructions and clear visual images. Using any of her patterns you are sure to stitch up fun and exciting pieces of clothing that your kids want to wear! So zip on over to Gracious Threads and grab this awesome pattern and then come hop over to our shop, Phat Quarters for some great fabric and get those sewing machines working!

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