Asymmetrical Hoodie Pattern Available!

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After so many positive comments on the PTR entry for the asymmetrical hoodie, I started working up a tutorial.  Thank you to everyone who left a comment, I really appreciate it.

 But I found it ended up being so much work, and I realized in the end I really needed to share the actual pattern pieces.  Explaining how I designed it in a way that you could mimic just didn't seem to be working.

So I'm selling my first pattern, for the Hipster Hoodie.

While I was putting so much into it, I added smaller sizes, for 2T and 12-18 months while I was at it.
I figured most people wouldn't put a baby smaller than 12 months in a pull over hood shirt out of the inconvenience, so I didn't make sizes smaller than 12 months.

I also included some variations with ideas of how you could adapt the basic pattern using different fabric prints, textures, and an additional three-quarter sleeve option.  You can also easily switch the angle of the diagonal, making the front pocket right or left handed.  I hope I included enough variety, info, and ideas to make the pattern worth the financial investment!
There were some requests for an adult version of the design.  I haven't had a chance to work on that, but hope to offer an adult pattern sometime for those that would be interested.

If you'd like more info or to purchase the pattern, click here.

And to kick off this new venture of selling my design, I thought I'd do a giveaway.
Leave a comment telling me your favorite television show as a kid.
For me, as a little kid the Barbie cartoon with Jem, Carebears close second.
A little older in the 90s and I was hooked to animated X-Men.  Setting my alarm Saturday mornings to watch.  It was awesome--cartoon, superheroes, action, and kid friendly soap opera romances. Oh Gambit and Rouge, if only she could touch you and not kill you.

Giveaway Closed.
5 readers will win a free hipster hoodie pattern.
Oh and maybe include your email address in your comment for when you win.
Winners selected by

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  1. Skippy the bush kangaroo was a favorite of mine. (Yep I'm Australian) :)

    Ldowe at hotmail dot com

  2. I love LOVE your hipster hoodie!

    When I was really little I loved Sesame Street (yes, I was raised on the street...) and I also loved 3,2,1 Contact. MathNet was also good. Cartoons? Thundercats, all the way.

  3. Cute hoodie, but even cuter models :-)

    I loved Disneys Gummibears as a kid. And Chip 'n Dale. And Ducktales of course. Actually I loved every Disney Cartoon and still think they where so much better than the stuff they make today, but thats maybe just the way everybody thinks about his childhood.

  4. I loved Jem and the Rockers too. My sister's name is Kimberly and she insisted on being called Kimber for quite awhile!

  5. Thanks for the giveaway! :) When I was smaller I LOVED Care Bares, Rainbow Bright, Smurfs, Strawberry Shortcakes...the whole group of early 80's cartoons! :)

    camerongruetzner at gmail dot com

    Thanks so much for the giveaway

  6. Hm-I'm a little too young for most of the responses given (so far). I honestly don't remember what I watched when I was little...did we even have a tv? Is it too emabarrasing to say I do remember watching Power Rangers? I wasn't 'little' but that's the first show I can actually remeber. I must not have been super attached to any shows before that.

  7. I remember the Muppet Babies... so cute. Congrats on selling your first pattern! Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. A - I'm so pumped that you made/ and are selling this pattern!!
    B - Seseame Street was pretty much all I remember watching - is that lame? :) It looks like from the responses I might have been missing some pretty cool stuff!

  9. I loved sesame street as a kid. I would get really upset, according to my mom, when I couldn't watch it again (before VCR ). Showing my age here.
    Great job on your pattern. Very exciting.
    My email should be available on my blog profile.

  10. I LOVED this hoodie when I saw it the first time!! I watched Smurfs - and Care Bears - ah, the good ole days...

  11. Too cute!

    My nostalgic cartoon from childhood is called "Danger Mouse" an old British cartoon about a mouse detective (a la Sherlock Holmes) with a mole as a side kick named Penfold they lived under a red British mailbox!

  12. The little girl's hoodie and the little girl model are so stinkin' adorable! I loved Pound Puppies and Teddy Ruxpin.

  13. when i was little, i love love loved today's special. i always thought it was local to where i live since i had never met anyone else who'd heard of it until my friend from canada said that it was a canadian show!

    love the hoodie too- so cute!

    genevievecurtis at gmail dot com

  14. The Jetsons! I loved watching them and imagining flying around in a car :)

  15. Not a cartoon but I LOVED Fraggle Rock when I was little - it was the only thing I was allowed to watch on HBO!

    These hoodies are adorable, my little prissy-pants will definitely be rocking these when she's big enough to wear one.

  16. Favorite show as a kid.. well GI Joe and of course Punky Brewster! wasn't sure if it was to be a cartoon or actual tv show.. I was a bit of a tomboy as a kid haha

    punkydoll at gmail dot com

  17. I loved Fraggle Rock! jessicakennedy 05 at gmail dot com

  18. I feel so nostalgic reading all these old shows, I loved them all! We didn't have a TV growing up so I begged for sleep overs to watch The Snorks and Fraggle Rock at friends homes.

    PS Just love your blog and feeling inspired by your Upside Down Ottoman. You brought the crafty back into my life. LOVE IT!!! templanza at aol dot com

  19. I loved HeMan when I was younger, but then once I was a pre-teen to teen I really liked The Magic School Bus. Geeky? Yep! But I"ll tell you I loved it!! Love the pattern, so cute! le(dot)tigerlily@gmail(dot)com

  20. I know this it probably totally obscure...but I LOVED Today's special. You should youtube a video, it's pretty hilarious.

    I also loved capitan planet, muppet babies, and power rangers...the white ranger was SO hot :)

    Love this pattern, thanks for the giveaway!

  21. I loved ducktales, its still one of my favorites and my little pony was good too.

  22. I loved this hoodie so much when I saw it on PTR, I hope I win! :)

    I have 7 brothers so the shows I remember watching most are boys shows. I think my favorite was Batman the animated series. When I was very little, I remember singing along with The Elephant Show on nick jr.


  23. Alf!!! I love that show! And, I love this hoodie!!!! It is so precious Jess!! I would love to make one for Carter!!!

  24. From international all-known cartoons I loved Disneys Chip'n Dale and Ducktales. From movies - Neverending story of course. And oh, I almost forgot the Muppet Show :)

    eniineens at

  25. I don't remember my favorite show from when I was really little but I did secretly love the show Recess when my little brothers would watch it! Remember that one? It was the best! That and Arthur which I still like! ;0)

    prettylilposies at gmail dot com

  26. The hipster hoodie is adorable! My favorite show was "David of the Gnomes"

  27. I was a big Thundercats fan. My brother, sister and I even made up our own Thundercats game and became Thundercats characters.

  28. My favorite was ninja turtles! Though i also loved Wuzzles, Pound Puppies, Care Bears, My Little Ponies... wow, i miss the old cartoons!

  29. Here I was thinking I was the only girl who loved Jem and X-Men!!!

    You rock! Love this hoodie, would love to try it out as one of my goals this year...learn to sew!

    kristyn dot fleige at gmail

    Thanks so much!!

  30. Love the hoodies! I didn't watch much TV as a kid but I do remember watching Walker, Texas Ranger every Saturday night. Odd? Probably :)

  31. These are so adorable! Just love them :)

  32. I really love this hoodie! My little guy is just about to turn 1 year old and I would love to make him this for his birthday.

    My favorite show as a kid was I Love Lucy. I used to watch it all the time and it used to drive my parents crazy.

  33. Ohhhhhh, I soooo love this hoodie. I so hope I win, so I can make one for my son.

    My favorite cartoon was Scooby Doo and still is. But I also like the Muppet Babies quite a bit.

    Crossing my fingers!!!

  34. I love it and would really love an adult pattern because I want to make myself one of these cozy hoodies!!

  35. I enjoy your blog. My favorite was Speed Racer! I really had a crush on him :)

  36. I loved X-Men. Thanks for the giveaway! Awesome pattern.
    heidikittelson at gmail dot com

  37. let's see... I loved She-Ra because I had an older brother and I was such a tomboy I was happy to have a girl idol :) oh and strawberry shortcake too!

  38. I bet you made an awesome pattern...Im going to see if I win it before i buy it :-)
    I loved Punky Brewster and My two Dads as a kid :-)

  39. oh my goodness! this is the cutest thing!!! i want one in my size!!!!


  40. I love this!!!

    Still following your blog since "SYTYC" and have loved watching it grow!

    And my favorite show as a kid was Smurfs. When I was a little older it was Saved By The Bell.

  41. Smurfs!!! :)

    LOVE the hoodie pattern! If I don't win I will have to buy it soon! :)

    sgirl6405 (at) yahoo

  42. loved the smurfs!

    love this hoodie!

    thanks for the giveaway.
    twrightgirl @

  43. When I was really little, I LOVED Winnie the Pooh--with people inside the costumes (just like the characters at Disneyland). Then there were the Wuzzles, The Gummy Bears, and who could forget She-Ra and the Thundercats.

  44. So cute, I would love to make one of these for my daughter!

    I used to love Scooby Doo which was only on at 8:00 am on Saturday. I am one who sleeps in and missed it a lot.

    Now my daughter loves Scooby Doo which I have found reruns of on Boom. Luckily we have DVRs now!

  45. can't believe i missed this but almost DIED laughing reading about X-men- i was SO there with you too! so funny. i remember watching it with my dad and mom shaking her head in the other room:O)
    i love the hoodies! the girly one is super cute.


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