Make sure to visit the other stops on the tour to see more versions and hoodie inspiration! Many are giving away a copy of the pattern! (Psst … check out the awesome savings listed after the tour links!)
*NOTE* The links below won’t show the tour posts until 7am PST on their day of the tour, BUT you are welcome to click through and check their blogs out at any time.
Hop over to the EYMM shop and use code FALLHOODIES2015 to save 50% on either hoodie pattern! Coupon is good for Zander’s Hoodie & Hooded Vest (newborn-18tween) or His & Hers Hoodie & Hooded Vest (adult XS-5XL) and expires 11:59pm PST on Sept. 29.
*NOTE* These two patterns are INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED sewing level, as they include zipper installation and some unique assembly techniques.
I have found that blog tours are a great way to push my sewing comfort! I love just about every pattern Kymy puts out, but when the Zander hoodie made its debut, I was not a fan. Then I started seeing the asymmetrical zippers popping up everywhere! I still wasn’t sold on the idea. Then I did the anniversary blog tour and remembered why I love EYMM patterns!
When I saw the call for the hoodie tour, I figured I would make some for the kids. Joelle assigned me the His & Hers Hoodie, so I decided to embrace the challenge and make myself something once again! One problem I hit…..I couldn’t find a separating zipper that was long enough! I checked all my local stores, then went online…which of course meant waiting for shipping. It finally arrived and I got this hoodie finished!
I love The way Kymy explains the process! It makes even the hardest steps easy! She has very well written, detailed instructions on how to put the zipper in and a unique way to attach the lining to the bottom band! I am excited to make a couple more of these for myself! I chose to make mine with a sweatshirt fleece, which turned out okay, except I have zero stretch in the sleeve cuffs and bottom band. I also let my 12 yr old pick the lining, which ended up being too slinky of a knit, so it was sliding all over no matter how many clips or pins I added! Lessones learned and knowledge for next time!
I love the reds and the grey together though! And I can tell, I will definitely stay warm in this sweater!
So pretty on the inside! A great way to use those prints that you love but are not sure they are “grown up” enough to wear!
Nice and cozy for the cool Fall weather (that I hope is coming! it was 90* out while I was taking these pictures!)
I hope I have inspired you to sew up a hoodie or two!
I will also have a couple custom slots open in November for these!