Flickr is a dangerous place for my budget. I saw many beautiful Raven sets by Clever Charlotte popping up in my stream for a while and I finally bit the bullet when Cindy (the enabler ;) ) mentioned there was a short sale on the patterns a while back I snagged the Raven and Finch. FINALLY got around to making one of them this week! While it should have been the Finch as it is a summer outfit, I went with the Raven hoodie. You see, school goes back in less than a month and Abby needs new clothes! So my intent was to make the hoodie and pants, but that hasn't happened yet. I have been distracted with a pile of pajamas for the twins, they are first in the need to make pile.
I went with a six and the length called for in the pattern, though I was really debating the length. I wish I had lengthened it so it would last a bit longer, but live and learn.
She absolutely cracks me up, the whole time I was making it she kept asking "So, do you promise it can be flipped around?" "It really can go either way?" Yes, dear. But she just wasn't convinced until it was all made up and I flipped it around for her. But now she can't decide which side she likes the most, ha!
I used a deep purple linen and a lavendar, baby blue, light brown and white striped homespun. I have the homespun in another color way and it was intended for the twins, but I saw this combo and it was fate. I have to admit, I wasn't a fan of the hoodie when I saw it on the package or even made sitting on my sewing table, but once she put it on I was head over heels! I can't decide if I will be making more this fall, it just depends I guess on how much she wears this one.
The plan is to finish the outfit by making the pants in a dark blue denim and perhaps a white long sleeved hopscotch top. She is going to be one styling 2nd grader!