Next up we get to share our experience sewing a really fun pattern from the Project Lounge Library collection! The George Hoodie is an easy fitting sweatshirt style pattern for boys and girls with on optional lined hood. A basic we’re going to turn to for years and years!
David lucked out in getting two George Hoodies as part of our sewing for Project Lounge Library. One we made just exactly as the pattern suggested, and one we deviated a little bit. For our Never Leaving Neverland photoshoot, David played the part of Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up! A perfect part for David at this stage in his life…he is sure full of adventure and fun!
We sewed a size 7 for David. This pattern can be sewn in 13 sizes from 12 months to 12 years. The instructions include photo illustrations and are very straightforward and easy to follow. The difficulty rating on the pattern is just 1 out of 5, and we think it’s a great easy pattern to sew over and over again!
On this George Hoodie, we deviated a little from the pattern in that we used cotton jersey instead of the recommended french terry or stretch sweatshirt fabric. To play off one of our favorite lines in the book Peter Pan, we used Star Charts in Olive organic cotton jersey fabric from Hawthorne Supply Co. The hood is lined with Treeline in Charcoal and Pebble organic cotton jersey fabric from the Tundra line at Hawthorne Supply Co. The quote is, “Second star to the right, and straight on til morning!”
Since we wanted a continuous look instead of a contrasting ribbing fabric on the cuffs and bands, we added length to those pattern pieces to allow for the lesser stretch of the jersey. And of course we added that fun kangaroo pocket on this George Hoodie.
The other George Hoodie we sewed for David was for our Ode to Eric Carle photoshoot. This is one of the few fabrics from the entire photoshoot that was not up cycled from a sheet or other piece of clothing! We actually wanted to use French Terry for David’s whole outfit, and it’s a little harder to find at a thrift store. So we bought this white French Terry from CaliFabrics. (Spoiler alert: it was TOTALLY worth it!!!) The hood is lined with a soft waffle knit fabric from our stash.
We left the kangaroo pocket off this George Hoodie so we could add the fun digital design. David chose the “Some of my best friends are books” graphic for his hoodie. He really does love reading!
Find the George Hoodie pattern here in the Project Run & Play shop.
Buy the Best Friends graphic here in the Project Run & Play shop.
Read our review of the Bookish Beanie pattern from the Project Lounge Library collection here.
Find out more about the Prose and Poetry pattern from the Project Lounge Library collection here.
See the cute Story Pattern we sewed from the Project Lounge Library collection here.
Check out our review of the Novella Pattern, part of the Project Lounge Library collection, here.
Find our review of the Alice Top and Dress pattern from the Project Lounge Library collection here.
Read our review of the Becky Skirt pattern, part of the Project Lounge Library collection, here.
Find the entire Project Lounge Library collection here.