Here's another hooded shirt for my son. This is about the 3rd or 4th time I have used this pattern. This is from the book "Sewing Clothes Kids Love." What a great title...it is so true. This is one of my son's favorite shirts to wear. Pattern pieces include a front, back, sleeve, and hood. All of this is sewn by serger with the exception of top stitching on the hood only. I used my coverstitch machine for the hems. I purchased the fabric from an Etsy store. This fabric has very little stretch to it--maybe 10%--yikes! I honestly didn't know if it would fit because of that, so I made sure to only sew with a 1/4" seam allowance. It is a little snug pulling on and off with the neck, but nothing to prevent him from wearing it. My son likes his shirts a little on the long side, so I did lengthen the hem a couple of inches and kept the sleeves with a minimal 1/2" hem allowance.
I really tried hard to match the design up, which wasn't very easy since the lines of the fabric print are not consistent! I am thrilled how it turned out.
I'm always on the lookout for fun and funky fabrics to make his shirts that more interesting. One thing I love about sewing is that most times, it will be a one of a kind. He'll definitely be easy to spot out on the playground when he wears this shirt!