hood, regular sleeves with hemmed sleeves and top (no pocket)
For one brief moment in time, I was the mum that most people suspect I am… the one that goes “oh my son needs a costume… I will just whip one up today of course… la la la… sew sew sew… ta da… it was nothing!” Just to reiterate… this is not me… usually… but in this instance it was…
Laura had asked if I might be able to join the pattern tour for the rowan tee and I wasn’t sure I would be able to fit it in… until well… I realised just how perfect this pattern would be to make a beloved mog hoodie!
Mog is a cat and he belongs to a witch called Meg and they live together along with Owl. My son adores the meg and mog books so it seemed a perfect choice! The books are written by Helen Nicoll and illustrated by Jan Pienkowski.
I was going to do a proper tutorial for this hoodie, but well other things got in the way… like the pinafore dress shown in this photo. I love how the ears on the mog hoodie look like they are lying flat against his head just like cats do in real life when they are irritated… which was on purpose and not at all because I went against my better judgement and didn’t add any wadding or interfacing to the ears… you belive me, right?
I basically winged it with the whole design, I used reverse applique designs for the eyes and the tail and added ears to the hood. I also added a lining to the hood, because I didn’t want all the stiching from the applique to be against my son’s head. I did make a size up for this hoodie, because I wanted a slightly looser fit than the rowan tee usually has.
Needless to say, the mog hoodie is getting lots of wear-which is why some of these photos show it looking a little like it came out of the dryer and I didn’t bother ironing it, to make it look neat again! Who has time for that, I ask you? I’m so pleased with how it came out!
This pattern is just so easy to put together and sew up and is available for ages 6 months to 12 years!! It will make a great staple for your kid’s wardrobe and offers a bunch of built in customisations… if you have the extra skills you can easily add your own little twists! I already have plans for some more rowan tee adaptations in the future!
Make sure to keep up with the rest of the tour: