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The TAMI Revolution Hoodie from New Horizons

You knew I was a HUGE fan of New Horizons Designs, right? Well, it should come as no great shock that I absolutely LOVE the newest pattern just released <3

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The TAMI Revolution Hoodie is totally on-trend and super jam-packed with options (no surprise there, coming from New Horizons). Here are the details:

  • 3 Different Hood Options: Double hood, cross-over hood, or standard hood
  • 2 Zipper Options: A full zip, or a decorative shoulder zip
  • 2 Pocket Options: Kangaroo pocket, or in-seam pockets
  • 2 lengths to choose from
  • 2 Cuff Designs: Standard, or thumbhole cuffs
  • Optional drawstring

I went with the super cool double hood for mine. The outer hood closes on the side, rather than the front. And the inner hood is a cross-over hood for a fun and unique look. I used a scrap of floral double brushed poly for the inner hood and it is soooo soft and cozy.

BTW: This grey thermal fabric and floral double brushed poly were both purchased from Knitpop.

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Because I used a solid grey for my main fabric, I decided to add a little interest and get creative with  my top stitching. My machine has about a zillion stitches in it….Ok, really only 208. But still an impressive number, right? I used this decorative herringbone stitch and totally love it 😉

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I even topstitched the in-seam pockets. So fun!

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I opted out of doing any zippers on this one because, let’s face it, they’re scary! Escpecially with stretchy knits. I’ve only sewn a zipper once before (you can see it HERE) and that didn’t turn out as well as I’d hoped.

But luckily, there is a video tutorial included in the TAMI Revolution Hoodie pattern that walks you through the entire process! I watched it…paused it…sewed it…watched some more…paused…and sewed…until I had a PERFECT side zipper! OMG! I will never fear the zipper again! Sew all the zippers! Lol

I gotta tell ya, I was so proud of myself for sewing this zipper. But as I was admiring my handiwork, the phrase “Don’t fear the zipper” came into my head in the tune of the “(Don’t Fear) The Reeper” song from Blue Oyster Cult. And all I could see was Will Ferrell rockin’ that cow bell, lol! Oh my gosh, I can not stop laughing! If you’re a youngin and have no idea what I’m talking about, here you go: SNL Cowbell Skit

This quilted liverpool was purchased from Knitpop. The teal accent knit was from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.

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And, in the spirit of trying new things and being creative, I made my decorative zipper functional by only sewing on the side hood. I also deviated from the pattern a smidge and lined the hood for a nice pop of color.

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So, if you’re looking to get your hands on the new TAMI Revolution Hoodie pattern, hop on over to New Horizons and get it on sale for just $7.00 through Monday. Happen to be preggers? Get the Maternity Add-on for just an additional $2.00 and enjoy those special months in your cozy, new me-made hoodie 😉

Cheers!

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