February Finish – Photo Heavy Post

I finished my February goal and I increased my clothing sewing abilities!  I am super excited about the hoodie I made Anne and the best part is…she is super excited about it too!Giraffe Hoodie 1 - https://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comI took Anne down by the water in downtown Olympia and we did a little photo shoot. She was shockingly cooperative, so naturally, being the super proud mommy that I am…I took as many pictures possible of her.  She opted not to have ears and horns on the hoodie after seeing it in this state.

Giraffe Hoodie 2 - https://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comShe got really into posing for me!

Giraffe Hoodie 3 - https://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comA view from the back.

Giraffe Hoodie 4 - https://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comShowing off the awesomeness that is her new hoodie!

Giraffe Hoodie 5 - http://blogsewbittersweetdesigns.comDoes it get much cuter than this?!?

Giraffe Hoodie 6 - https://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comImaginary Balance Beam

Giraffe Hoodie 7 - https://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comThis is the end of our shoot, I told her we could go ride bikes and she took off running!

Pattern Details: Modified Charlie Tee & Hoodie by Fishsticks Designs
(my modifications include removing all knit fabrics and using fleece only, also, I removed the bottom band to allow more freedom of movement.)

Pattern Sewing Level: Advanced Beginner

Would I recommend this pattern: Yes, a couple steps I had to re-read several times, but I got the whole hoodie together in one day!

Materials – Blizzard Fleece from JoAnns

Model – my precious Anne

There you have it! A completed February Finish – make sure you link up your finish here!

This was one of my goals for the Finish-A-Long Q1 with Katy from The Littlest Thistle. You can see my goals here.


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16 Responses to February Finish – Photo Heavy Post

  1. AnneMarie is a natural!

  2. super cute. I was looking for the giraffe ears on the hood. Isn’t it nice to have such a great little pal?

  3. Kathy J says:

    Love it! It inspires me…… and Anne of course, is super adorable.

  4. You are February Successful ! xoxo

  5. Katy says:

    Super cute, hoodie and model!

  6. Vera says:

    Turned out pretty. Well done Melissa!

  7. Carrie P. says:

    she is super cute in her new hoodie.

  8. Debbe says:

    Your model is so sweet, I want to squeeze her!

  9. Susan Nixon says:

    Fabulous hoodie modeled by THE cutest model ever. You have worked so hard to increase your sewing skills are are doing an amazing job! Love the photo shoot location, too.

  10. Conni says:

    I think she likes it, you did a great job!! Love her red boots too by the way!!

  11. What a darling jacket. She looks so grown up without the giraffe ears – I like it! You have to cutest model in the world, I do believe!

  12. CeLynn says:

    What a great way to improve/increase those awesome sewing skills Melissa! Anne looks so adorable in her new giraffe hoodie :))

  13. Michele W says:

    You are amazing and so is Anne! So proud of the both of you!

  14. rosa says:

    Great pics and lovely model!!

  15. Megan says:

    Great job! The hoodie is adorable and so is your model!!

  16. Such a fun photo shoot, she looks like she’s enjoying her hoodie, congrats on the finish. I’ve got clothing on my “expand my horizons” list for the year but nothing yet.

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