Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Knight Hoodie Pattern Review

So back in December I had another chance to test for Charming Doodle, she came up with this awesome pattern perfect for my boys.
Of course I signed up right away since I knew it would be a hit around here, you probably didn't know this yet but we are pretty Renaissance Fair crazy around here and love all things related to knights, swords, dragons... you get the idea.
Here is a pic of what I did for our last year's Halloween/Renaissance Fair costumes.
And yes people I did all the outfits you see in this picture, my family was pretty happy with every single outfit and I was... well a tired mom by the end.

So as you can see this hoodie had to be done no matter what.
I just want to say that I love easy to follow patterns and testing is a great way to help the designer figure out the little details or we get to suggest improvement which by the way is not that much, she is great and her pattern was just out of this world for me.  I ma not saying this just because, I mean it.
I had done a hoodie for my oldest previously and I had some left over sweatshirt material, it was great because I am all about saving money. I could not find the right color to match the gray sweatshirt material so I decided to use one of my husband's old sweatshirts and it was plenty to cover the main parts.
Over all I was happy with the results, this was my third attempt at up-cycling something and it turned out great and it was also funny to see the leftover piece of clothing after it had been cut into pieces.  My son who is 7 was over the moon excited to try it on and take to school so his friends could see it.
The buttons are what gives the special details to this hoodie, I wanted it to look fancy without looking too girly and  the contrast of the black and gray definitely helped me accomplish that. I am not an expert seamstress, I have been sewing for a long time but I still have lots to learn. I would say this pattern would be great for a beginner/medium sewer and will be able to follow the instructions with no problems. Plus the pattern comes with lots of picture to guide through the entire process.

 I had no time to print out some kind of pattern for the dragon so this was done freehand on the spot... not too bad for a last minute embellishment.  Hurry over to her page and get a special discount of $2.00 off with this special code  CraftyCorner.
Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Thanks for being part of the tour Hyde! I love your hoodie SO much! That applique is so cool and I love the black and gray together. Great job!

  2. I love it! The dragon embellishment really makes it - and makes him look like a real knight!

  3. My son is loving the appliqué you added, and has requested very enthusiasticly that I make him one as well :-) I can't wait to try it, I was a bit nervous when I saw it at first, but after reading your review I feel much more confident that I'll be able to succeed :-D