You may have noticed the Future Athlete outfit from our Sewing for Kindergarten post included the Longihood and we promised more details later. Well, today we’ve got a full review of the Longihood pattern as well as a few more details about that Future Athlete look.
Something neat is happening…Annika from Naeh Connection is making sewing a universal language by bringing pattern written in English to Germans who sew and patterns written in German to those of us who sew in English. That’s what the Longihood pattern is, a pattern originally written in German, now available in English in the Naeh Connection Shop.
The Longihood pattern is a PDF pattern created by Die Erbensenprinzessin It can be made in 10 sizes from 80 (12 months) to 134 (size 9) in 2 styles. There is a more fitted dress version and a shorter sweater version.
Either one can have a hood or a cowl and the option of a kangaroo pocket. The hood can be made with or without the cuff/band. The shorter version can be made with a color blocked front. The recommended fabrics are sweatshirting, french terry, velour, fleece, etc. Rib knit is recommended for the cuffs and hem band.
The sewing of the Longihood is pretty straightforward. There are just a few illustrations, not one for every step. However, this is a nice easy sew, and the words are very thorough.
For Annie, I sewed the dress version because it has waist shaping, but in the shorter, sweater length. I made her a size 128 (size 8.) The striped fabric came from Imagine Gnats, but is no longer available.
The contrast navy blue is a bamboo french terry, this one from The Fabric Fairy.
Both these hoodies are incredibly soft! Like, I WANT one, soft! I think the kids favorite feature of the Longihood is the kangaroo pocket…they have their hands in all the time!
For David, I sewed the basic sweater version without the color blocked front. Because I was making it basic, I added all the optional topstitching and then some! I sewed him a size 104 (size 4) with no changes.
The rest of the Future Athlete look is yet another pair of Parachute Sweatpants! David loves this pattern so much that it’s almost all he ever chooses to wear. I am a little disappointed in the quality of the sweatshirt fleece from JoAnn’s though because it’s pilling pretty fast. I know he puts it to the ultimate boy test, and they’ve been laundered quite often, but still. If you have a recommendation for good quality sweatshirt fleece, I’d love to hear it.
Overall, I definitely recommend the Longihood pattern, and will be making more for my kids! And you should too, because right now there are sales…check this out:
His Outfit details:
Top Pattern: Longihood translate to English in the Naeh Connection Shop
Sweatpants Pattern: Parachute Sweatpants
Sweatpants Fabric: Sweatshirt Fleece Fabric-Navy
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