Tuesday, 11 September 2012


Swiss Family Retro

Android hoodie

I was recently commissioned to make some hoodies for brothers, and being a woman of impeccable taste and most likely my bosom buddy, the mum picked all retro / geeky fabrics.

Cassette hoodie

This poor lost generation of children we are raising who do not know the true meaning of cassette tapes. And by 'we', I mean 'you'. Because Steven will never give his ever-loving two billionty cassette tapes up.

Superhero hoodies

Confucius said, 'You can never love superheroes too much' and he sure got that one right: we used it for both hoodies.  Poor Jamie was consumed by jealousy* when I was wrapping them up to post, he thought one was for him.

swiss family retro

Best customer shot ever.**

*As it's Jamie we're talking about, 'consumed by jealousy' actually looks a bit like quiet wistfulness. And I do have enough of the superhero fabric for precisely one hoodie for his birthday, with the caveat that there will be no more growning for awhile.
**Joint best. I treasure all customer shots equally, although I do not get nearly enough of them. HINT HINT.


  1. Yay! We LOVE our hoodies :) And yes you are probably right, the boys have no idea what the cassette tapes are! But randomly, despite being Superhero mad, Jed is always asking to wear the tapes side! Only question is, what fabric do you have for me next?! xx

  2. Your more than welcome to the piccy of tiny in the dress I made from your fabby fabric. The hoodie shot is v cute, its the fake smile that does it, my lad did that for years.

  3. I just found your blog and am having so much fun reading through your posts! Are these hoodies made from your own design, or can you point me toward a pattern? My goal this fall is to make hoodies for my two boys. Thanks so much! cailamade (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. OK, wowzers, I just found your pattern shop! Disregard my last question. :)