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Baby In The Hood

I made this jacket a year ago and posted some cute photos of the matching booties as well. Which reminds me… where are those booties?? So now my guy wears the jacket and I can give a much better pattern review!

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Pattern: Baby in the Hood from Anna Maria Horner’s book Handmade Beginnings: 24 Sewing Projects to Welcome Baby. I’ve also posted about her patterns here, here, and here.

Size: This jacket is size 6-9 months. I believe the sizing runs a bit large, as I mentioned about the pants. However, the length isn’t especially large, mostly just the sleeves and the width. Plan to roll the sleeves (which is cute anyway). On a whole, the sizing isn’t too bad. 

I had mentioned that I wanted to make 2 or 3 more of these in different sizes. I might, if I have the time. It is actually the jacket I use for him all the time and I remember liking how easily it came together when I sewed it. 

Things I’d change: Get rid of those toggles. Cute, in theory, but the jacket always comes unbuttoned. Regular button holes, please. I might attempt a zipper, actually. 

Has anyone put a zipper in one of these? I’d love to hear how it went!

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Overall pattern rating?

4 stars


  1. says

    I found the length to run short and actually had to add a strip to the bottom of the one I made for my nephew. I also added a zipper to that one. I kept in the contrasting strips so it was extra wide, but he’s a big boy so that worked. The zipper worked very well. I agree with you on the buttons on this jacket. Next time I will do button holes. I like the look of the buttons better than a zipper.

  2. says

    HaHa, I Googled, sewing for little boys and you came up so I took my chance and their are these great ideas and with the best fabrics. I see some wonderful ideas.

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