This month I made something for little Mr. Nikolai. It’s much more fun to make him clothes and he’s a great model! Once again I’ve gone with a Brindille & Twig pattern. I adore her patterns and I use them over and over again. This one is the Zip Crew Sweatshirt.

I sized down from what B&T recommended because I like a bit of a snugger fit. I think it’s actually a little too wide for him currently. My boy is tall and skinny so usually I’ll make a smaller size and add an inch in length. The jacket is the 18-24 month size. His measurements at the time were: chest 20", waist 20", height 36" and inseam 12".

The pattern itself wasn’t too difficult but the zipper is a little tricky. That being said, any knit with a zipper is tricky. I used a walking foot for the topstitching on the zipper and I think it helped a lot but there is a little bit of puckering here and there. You can’t really tell because of the print, so that’s good!

So let’s move onto my FAVORITE part of this whole project – THE FABRIC! OMG, so amazing. This is one of the Art Gallery Jersey Fabrics at Minerva called Chalk on Charcoal. I’m raving about this fabric because it’s probably the best I’ve ever used. It has the perfect amount of stretch and recovery, the weight is more stable than most knits and not too heavy or thin. All I have to say, you won’t regret buying this. I want to make all the things from it!

As a bonus I made the Brindille & Twig Slouch Beanie. I think I made the 12-18 month, I’m honestly not sure. Either way, the fabric has great stretch and it fits him really well.

Overall I do like the pattern but will probably draft a hood for it because the boy was a little mad there wasn’t a hood. Yes he has the beanie but he wanted both, he’s a hat baby. I hope you enjoyed all the pictures and the review, I’m sure you’ll see more B&T and Art Gallery prints again! Side note: the red phone is actually mine from when I was his age!