I spent this morning cruising the Skate and Surf stores - checking out their bigger kids wear. In particular, hoodies for one of my boys. I have to say- it was pretty disappointing.
For one thing- it was hard to find a Hoody with a high cotton content, many of the ones I looked at were polyester- or with a high poly count and very very thin.
And the price? $80 and up ( I'm talking brand name- Elements, Hurley, etc).
I came home and started ruffling through the kids cupboards- and pulled out this Hoody I made a few years back- and the jolly thing STILL looks brand new.
Infinitely better than any I saw today in store and sewn up in our Euro sweater knits- it leaves store bought for dead. ( this was a Hilco one).
Farbenmix are including teen sizes more and more in their sewing patterns- so there's no excuse now to only sew little kid clothes- make stuff for the teens too!
Here's a couple of my fave teen patterns...
Farbenmix DANAI ( in German but with full tute and pics available online)
Farbenmix " DANAI" Hooded Sweatshirt 74/80 - 158/164cm
Farbenmix XATER shirt.hoody .In sizes 74/80, 86/92, 98/104, 110/116, 122/128, 134/140, 146/152, 158/164, 170 /176.
XATER is in German, with a German Step by Step.
What about the FABRIC??
You can find our full range of Euro Sweaty knits here - our range changes a lot- we have solids and patterns. You may like to line your Hoody with one of our jersey knits for extra warmth.
Warm up that machine!