I was recently (okay a while ago) given a pattern to test from one of my fabulous sponsors, Mama Stellato. I tested her hoddie pattern and can I tell you I was scared. I've never sewn clothes before (except for a really simple elastic skirts or dresses with ribbon for sleeves). The thought of making a real piece of clothing sure was out of my comfort zone. I started and can I tell you this pattern makes you feel like a pro! Seriously its easy enough for a beginner but the final result doesn't look like a beginner made it. In fact two of my friends (that don't really think of me as crafty) were shocked when I told them I made it and it wasn't from the store. Now that I have raved about the excellent pattern and feeling good about myself here's a little more detail on the pros and cons of this particular pattern.
I loved that it comes in several sizes all the way up to 6T which is what I made. You would be able to make several of these without them looking the same such as adding a pocket or lengthening it for a dress (doing that for Livy). I really like the details, it makes it look more professional. The only thing I didn't like is knit fabric (which its made from) is expensive. I found mine at Joann's for a pretty good price but there wasn't much to choose from. Overall I see a lot of hoodies in my girls future.
This is one of Aubrey's Christmas presents so I had Livy try it on to show you how cute the hood is. She loved it and was angry when I made her take it off.
Seriously if you are looking for some cute girl clothes patterns and are a beginner to an expert Mama Stellato is a great choice. Before I even finished this project I bought two more of her adorable dress patterns.