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NOT Day 1 of KCW - Urban Hoodie for Marcus

I made this a week or so ago, so this is not really a Kid's Clothes Week post, despite this being day one.

I bought the Urban Unisex Hoodie from Heidi and Finn a looong time ago (as part of their five for $25 pattern deal) and never got around to making it.  I don't know why I waited so long as it's gorgeous! I think it was probably just a lack of fleece / hoodie material that I liked.  I eventually got to it recently and here is the result:

Marcus in Star Hoodie

I found this star printed fleece at Spotlight and immediately saw this small person in a hoodie or zippy top made out of it.  It's lined with a plain grey rib, which is reasonably thin, but even so this is super snuggly.

Marcus in Star Hoodie leaning

The only issue I had was that the pattern only went to size five, and my enormous three year old has grown!  I didn't try it on as I went, so I had to remove the original band around the bottom and replace it with a larger one.  I think it looks better with the smaller band (better balanced) but it is still super cute and lovely for the colder weather we are having.

Marcus in Star Hoodie with Hood

The pattern was straightforward to follow and quick to make.  I promptly went off to buy the larger size and am making both kids a modified version for KCW...more on that soon!

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  1. Looks good! My only problem with the Urban Hoodie is the size of the band at the bottom (the one you enlarged this time)... I made it out of ribbing, but the band seemed way too wide, so I made it smaller to attach the ribbing stretched ("before"-pictures are posted on pienkel.blogspot.com, KCW part two, but in Dutch...). Did you have any problems with the band, or is it just me?

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    1. I saw yours - she looks happy for a girl with a bad cold! I made the band from the same fabric as the rest (fleece) which isn't super stretchy. I think out of rib you would need to make it much smaller. I saw a tutorial to make a t-shirt into a cardigan (here: http://tinyurl.com/d6j5ktj) and for that she recommended making the band of ribbing 2 inches shorter than the width of the garment. Did you find that with yours? I didn't have any issues but mine was not a very stretchy fabric like a rib...

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