I had the opportunity to test again for Little Kiwi’s Closet. I believe this is my third test for Lydia. I’ve previously tested the Beachcomber Pinny and the Street Smart Sweatshirt Collection. This time around I helped test the Peekaboopocket Mix & Match Outerwear Top.
I whipped up the hooded pullover version for Danica with a reach through pocket. Yes, whipped. It’s super fast. I made Danica a size 4, according to the size chart. I accidentally stretched the sweater when attaching the hem band. You can see. Silly mistake.
Next, I was avoiding going to the store to get a zipper for Elle’s, so I whipped up another hooded pullover. I made this one out of an old hoodie of mine. Instead of using the patterns hood, I used the sweaters existing hood. Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough ribbing in the sweater to bind the armholes, so I had to turn them under. This one has the small pockets. I made the size 4 again. But River claimed it as her own. She’s a waif of a thing, and is actually in an 18 month according to the size chart. It’s big on her, but she loves it, so she can keep it.
Next, I made Elle a zippered, collared, kangaroo pocket, size 18 month. The pink fabric was the devil. It kept shedding while I was working with it. The zipper isn’t hard at all, and actually isn’t why I was avoiding going to the store. I just don’t like taking four kids to the fabric store. Even more so when it is snowy out. I swear my pockets were lined up. My machine had a major meltdown hissy fit, and I think in all the chaos of rearranging my desk to use my back up machine, that the pockets for shifted about.
The Pattern: Craftsy. Etsy.
Sizes: newborn to 12
Options: Reach through, small, and kangaroo pockets. Snaps, zipper, or pullover. Hood or collar. Sleeves or sleeveless vest.
Other: Pattern is fully illustrated! 31 of tutorial, 28 pages of pattern.
Skill level: Confident beginner
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SALE: For the next 24 hours the price has been marked down 20% on Craftsy.