Hudson Hoodie: Made for Mermaids Pattern Test

I hate the cold weather.  But I love all things cold weather sewing: sweater knits, layers, and hoodies.  Lots and lots of hoodies.  Last year I was obsessed with adding cowl necks to all of my outer layers.  But this is the year of the hoodie.  

Made for Mermaids is making all of my hoodie dreams come true with the new Hudson Hoodie.  

With all of the different panels, you can mix and match fabrics in so many combinations!  For my first Hudson I chose a Raspberry Creek Club French Terry and a coordinating solid.  I played around with the different combinations until I came up with using the floral for the side panels and the sleeves.  

 I love the length of the Hudson.  The tunic length makes the hoodie extra cozy.  I chose to line the hood with a coordinating burgundy dot French Terry from last year’s custom prints.   

Taking photos of yourself with your hood up is an entertaining venture for sure

This hidden pocket in the front panel is sleek yet still very functional.  The pocket depth was increased one inch after I made this version.

Weel, I could not stop after just one Hudson.  I remembered seeing this olive quilted knit at Hobby Lobby from their fall apparel fabrics and rushed to the store.  I could not be more in love with this version!  As much as I love my color block hoodie, the solid version will be a frequent flyer this winter.

The quilted knit does not have as much stretch as the RCF French Terry so the fit feels tighter.  I chose to use the cuffed sleeve version this go round with a little added sleeve length because I like to pull my cuffs over my hands.  I can never keep track of gloves!  Plus with the hidden pocket, I am all set.

The crossover hood looks a little dressier and resembles more of my cowl hoodies from last year.  

The pockets on this version have the three inch depth that can be found in the final pattern.

I will definitely be purchasing the Men’s and the Youth versions of this pattern so I can sew up some for my boys and husband.  You can catch all three versions on sale now, including the bundles.  Also, check out the Made for Mermaids blog to see the recommended hacks for the Hudson.

Until next time….sewing and sipping,                                                              Stacey

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