Okay, want see the cutest little aviator outfit ever?
Now want see the cutest little aviator ever?
I made this hat and hoodie set for my airplane-loving nephew’s second birthday. Both patterns are from the 4/2014 issue of Ottobre, and seriously, they may be some of the cutest things I have ever made.
Though this was my nephew’s reaction to the aviator hat every time we tried to get it on his head. He liked to look at it, but not so much wear it.
For bonus points, I also lined the hood and then added binding over the neck seam inside. As my 11 year old would say, “Totally profesh’” He’s cool like that. Also cool? This fabric. It’s from Kitschy Coo, an organic cotton that is so thick and soft and easy to sew, I only ever want to sew with this and nothing else. Ever.
Both patterns were typical of Ottobre: straight forward sewing, fabulous fit, great details. The aviator hat is sewn with a faux leather from Jo-Ann Stores, found in the apparel section. It’s actually pretty light-weight, didn’t even need a leather needle for it. The lining is a cuddle fleece, also from Jo-Ann, and then the “goggles” are vinyl. I tried to bind it in the same vinyl, but didn’t cut on the bias and the hat twisted horribly. So I had to pick out all those stitches, which was super-duper fun, picking out stitches from vinyl and cuddle fleece. (That’s a lie. It stunk.) I ended up binding in just some pre-cut black cotton binding. Not as cool as the vinyl, but no twisting.
I just want to show off the cute wrapping I gifted it in. Because this is my blog and I can show off what I want and I really liked this. So did Ivy. She carried the package around with her all day before the party. I kept finding it in her bed, because she would lay down and snuggle it. Which was funny, because that’s pretty much what I did with the hoodie and hat the days leading up to the party. Just took them from room to room with me, admiring them, petting them, you know, typical things all sane people do with freshly-sewn toddler clothing.
Even if he didn’t love wearing the hat, the hoodie was a hit with my nephew. He even treated us to some flying action. And maybe one day he’ll come around to the hat.
Hoodie: Ottobre 4/2014 #3 Jersey Hoodie, size 74 cm. Fabric is NOSH Organics purchased from Kitschy Coo
Aviator Hat: Ottobre 4/2014 #28, size 52 cm. Fabric is faux leather, cuddle fleece, and vinyl all from Jo-Ann Stores