In yesterday’s color roundup post, I showed you a ton of ideas for using color in boys’ clothing. This hoodie for Elliot is another example of how I love to use color in a more subtle way. Sometimes pairing a bright color (like teal! or red!) with a neutral (like off-white or grey) can create a really fun pop of color.


[I've enabled pinning for most of the pics in this post; feel free to pin them!]

This hoodie was made with my Flashback Tee Sewing Pattern, a super-basic skinny tee that comes in two sets of sizes, little kid (12 months – 5T) and big kid (6-14). Elliot has *JUST* made it into the big kid sizes…yay!!! Sooo glad I made that pattern bigger, as it has become a huge staple of my kids’ wardrobes! The basic skinny tee on its own is really easy and quick and has huge potential to be varied to make other wardrobe basics. You’ve probably already seen my tutorials on turning the Flashback Tee into a short-sleeved shirt, a puff-sleeved shirt, and a dress, but for this BOY series, I wanted to give it a hoodie twist!



It looks pretty awesome with the saffron pants, don’t you think?

Little Bit of Color Hoodie


This pic of him “walking the runway” totally cracks me up. Want to know what the little dude thinks of his new hoodie?

Little Bit of Color Hoodie


I think that’s two thumbs up! Seriously, though, he has been wearing this thing like crazy. LOVES the hood.

Need a how-to? That’s coming up shortly!!

Celebrate the BOY 2013

This post is part of Celebrate the BOY, a series of boy sewing posts hosted by me and Dana of MADE. Here’s what we’ve done so far:

DAY 1: Rae: Saffron Pants and Color Roundup / Dana: 5 Steps to the Basic Tee
DAY 2: Rae: Little Bit of Color Hoodie / Dana: Pants Roundup

Head over to made to see what Dana’s up to! or check out my Celebrate the BOY archives for even more boy sewing posts!

Categories: Celebrate the BOY 2013
Share |

Share |

35 Responses to Little Bit of Color Hoodie

  1. brooke says:

    Ok that’s it…as soon as you post the tutorial for this, I am biting the bullet and getting this pattern! Oh so many things to make and so little time. Who needs sleep anyway, right?

  2. Erin says:

    He sure can pose! Love the hoodie. Love the pants.

  3. Shelley says:

    Ooooohhh yay!!!! I have been hoping you would share with us a hood addition to the Flashback Tee!

  4. dana says:

    love this Rae! Great colors and yes, totally cute with the pants!

  5. kristin says:

    if people sew for kids and don’t own your flashback skinny tee pattern, they’re crazy. it’s the most versatile pattern ever. looking forward to the tute!

  6. Monica says:

    I agree, I love pops of bright with a neutral. And, why yes, I would love a how-to! Woot.

  7. fern says:

    LOVE IT! can’t wait to try it for my boy! he loves hoods!

  8. I would definitely make this! I really like the neutral colour with a flash of aqua too. Nice job Rae!

  9. Kelly says:

    Good heavens! I excitedly waited for “Celebrate the Boy” last week and just remembered now! Thank you both again- I have just three boys. (p.s. I’m loving grey and yellow right now!)

  10. Fiona says:

    I love the colour pop! My son also loves hoodies, so I’m looking forward to seeing your adaption post. I think it’s time to buy a copy of that pattern! I have been too afraid of T-shirts to try it before. Such a great color combo you used!

  11. Jodi says:

    yay excited about the tutorial, i always mess up my self drafted hoods. Even when up-cycling a grown-up hoodie, so thank-you in advance.

  12. Nadeen says:

    This is great! My son would love it as well. He’s all about the hoodies lately. I’m looking forward to the how-to and the saffron pant pattern – can’t wait!

  13. Tara says:

    I LOVE this outfit–the color combo is AMAZING and fresh & springy and I absolutely adore it!

  14. Upstatemamma says:

    I like it as a hoodie. It’s a staple in my kids’ wardrobes as well. What kind of fabric is that is this post?

  15. Anneliese says:

    Love this hoodie! And all the color… Very impressed by the sewing storm!

  16. Lyndy says:

    The hoodie is great but big ups to the model – he certainly knows how to wear the clothes.

  17. oon says:

    Great color scheme! Absolutely love the trousers and the teal accents.

  18. Max says:

    I LOVE hoods. Vincent has issues wearing them up, but even when they are just hanging down the back they still look so cool! long live the hoodie!

  19. Laura says:

    Blue and grey or blue and yellow are my favourite colour combinations and combining all three the way you have looks amazing. Thanks for the great tutorial.

  20. rebekah says:

    I’ve had problems with snaps tearing through knit fabric. i use interfacing but it has happened so much i stopped using snaps on my kids clothes. do you have any tricks or suggestions?

  21. My brother recommended I might like this blog.
    He was totally right. This post truly made my day.
    You can not imagine simply how much time I had spent for this information!

  22. Currently it looks like Movable Type is the preferred blogging
    platform out there right now. (from what I’ve read) Is that what you are using on your blog?

  23. Great website with a great deal of useful content!
    I enjoy it!

  24. Hello there! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could find a captcha plugin for my comment form?

    I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having
    difficulty finding one? Thanks a lot!

  25. Marco says:

    I loved as much as you will receive carried out
    right here. The sketch is attractive, your
    authored material stylish. nonetheless, you command get
    got an impatience over that you wish be delivering the following.
    unwell unquestionably come more formerly again as exactly the same nearly very often inside case you shield this increase.

    Stop by my web-site Jailbreak iOS7 [Marco]

  26. Nice post. I used to be checking continuously this weblog
    and I am impressed! Extremely useful info specially the ultimate phase :) I take care of such info much.
    I used to be looking for this particular info for a very long time.
    Thanks and good luck.

  27. Marietta says:

    I almost never drop comments, however I looked at some of the comments here Little Bit of Color Hoodie.
    I do have a couple of questions for you if it’s allright. Is it
    only me or does it look like like a few of these comments appear like
    they are written by brain dead people? :-P And, if you are
    writing on additional places, I would like to keep up with everything fresh you have to post.

    Could you list of the complete urls of all your public sites like your twitter feed, Facebook
    page or linkedin profile?

  28. You should also avoid butterfly and breaststroke styles if you intend to
    use swimming as an exercise for eliminating coccyx pain.
    If you check out a gym or health club it’ll most likely have a segment that
    contains lots of cross trainers because they’re very popular however the most recent trend is to purchase one for yourself and use
    it in the home. Whatever you do, don’t waste your money on “double chin fixes” such as the Neckline Slimmer.
    Clap skates improved skating so that it became quite faster.
    You’ll be burning a truckload of calories without even realizing you’re sweating.

  29. Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is a very
    well written article. I will be sure to bookmark it and
    come back to read more of your useful info. Thanks for
    the post. I will definitely return.

  30. Joshua says:

    Hey I am so happy I found your blog, I really found you by error, while I was searching on Aol for something else, Regardless I am here now and would just like to say
    thanks for a fantastic post and a all round exciting blog (I also love
    the theme/design), I don’t have time to read it all at the
    minute but I have bookmarked it and also included your RSS feeds,
    so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep
    up the awesome work.

  31. The onset of these symptoms can range from 30-60 minutes after ingestion.
    Other conditions, such as hypothyroidism, can
    also cause abnormal test results. It tastes good, is easily soluble and
    has approximately 40gm of protein per serving, which is
    rather high.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

seller’s program

I offer licenses for handmade sellers who would like to sell items made with my patterns on a small scale. To see all of the available licenses, visit the pattern page. For more information on the seller's program, please visit the seller's page.

My free patterns or tutorials are intended for personal use only. Thanks for respecting my wishes and supporting my shop!

Too busy to sew? Purchase a ready-made item from one of these sellers:
Big Butt Baby Pants Sellers List
Bonsai Bag Sellers List
Buttercup Bag Sellers List
Charlie Tunic Sellers List
Itty Bitty Baby Dress Sellers List
Lickety Split Bag Sellers List
Peekaboo Bonnet Sellers List
Pierrot Tunic Sellers List
Showoff Bag Sellers List
Toddler Backpack Sellers List

Please support the sellers listed here!

grab a badge

Copy and paste the button code below into an HTML widget or post editor: