I realized after my last post (that was a downer, eh?), I needed something fun to sew. My littlest nephew, Brady turned two this week, so I made him a couple handsome wardrobe staples. A pair of mini Hudsons, and a Goodall cardigan. Two patterns you can count on. Hallelujah!
(Things you cannot count on: Me getting your birthday present mailed to you on time. Sorry B, on it’s way!)
Brady is the cutest little kid. He’s got gigantic blue eyes that just suck you in the instant you lock eyes. Here’s a picture I took of him when he was just a babe.
Here he is looking all big-kid at the Outerbanks this past Summer…
He’s just so sweet! I wish he didn’t live so far away from us. Anyway, I don’t think I’ve made him anything before, so it’s about time.
Have you heard of the Goodall cardigan yet? It’s great! Celina offers this as a free pattern when you join the Petit a Petit patterns FB page. I made one for Ellery a couple weeks ago (if you follow me on IG, you can see it) and I fell in love with it. Super easy, fast, and just so so cute.
And, I’m sure I don’t have to introduce you to the Mini Hudson pants from True Bias… They are everyone’s favorite.
I sewed a size 3 for each of these patterns. My sister says Brady mostly wears 3T, so I hope these fit. He’s not a teeny guy. 😉 Luckily I have Coco around to show you the fit. FYI, she is a tall 3 1/2 year old, and wears a size 4T. So, the cardi is a little short on her. The pants are a pretty great fit though!
I love finishing the Hudson pants by just sewing a little strip of knit for a faux tie. I just haven’t been bothered to add an actual drawstring like the pattern instructs. I like the ease of the knit tie, and as long as you cut the elastic in the waistband the right length, it makes them fit perfectly anyway without needing to bother with the drawstring (which requires a couple of buttonholes. So, you know…lazy).
We love pockets ’round here.
The crazy plaid is a French terry from Girl Charlee, and it’s awesome. I had no idea that the size of the plaid would be huge, but that’s what you get with online shopping. It’s okay though, because I love it.
The Goodall is like the cardigan pattern I’ve been looking for. I wish there were an adult-sized version. It’s just a really easy construction, and I think there is so much opportunity here for color-blocking, and upcycling.
I used Kaufman Laguna knits in navy and charcoal for this Goodall. I really like the weight and the stretch, and they are easy to sew with. Perfect if you are new to working with knits.
We hope you like your new outfit, Brady. We love you to bits!