Sunrise Hoodie

I guess the name of this hoodie is perfect for my youngest who loves getting up at sunrise or before (I’m sure a lot of mommies out there can empathize). 

This is my second entry for the Lil Blue Boo / Dharma Trading Design Challenge.  I’m really excited that Ashley started this challenge because these hoodies have been on my to-do list for a while now! 

I had gotten two girls t-shirts at old navy a while back for 50 cents each, pretty slick I’d say.  I felt kind of bad cutting into them, but it was either that or save them until my girls would grow into them in about 6 years, no thanks.  Not a huge collector of things (excecpt fabric that is). 

I did a reverse applique for the sunrise on the chest area.  It was my first time attempting a reverse applique and I admit I was a little nervous cutting into the material.  Even my oldest daughter said “Mama, why are you cutting into Emily’s new shirt?!”  My reply was “I’m not sure honey, not sure at all”.  But in the end it was a success I’d say.

17 thoughts on “Sunrise Hoodie

  1. Mommyto2 says:

    That is too cute! I think the reverse applique looks great!

  2. Leslie says:

    this is very cute…i have seen the reverse applique but have not been so brave. i try to stick with what i kn ow for now. your little one is so sweet sitting so cute with her hands folded!!!

  3. Koshy says:

    its so cute! i love your blog! have been following it lately!

  4. crafterhours says:

    I looooove reverse appliques. More than the topical application lately. So cute! Good job! And I’m writing to you now from the darkness. My sunrise sister is up already. Susan

  5. Dorothy says:

    To cute! I have tons of shirts ready to refashion, but have yet to take the plunge. Maybe someday….

  6. Lynette says:

    I love it…great job!

  7. Marybeth says:

    How adorable! She is such a cutie!!! I love her pigtails sticking up in the air like that!!!!

  8. Jessica says:

    Super cute! Your reverse applique looks great!

  9. Great job! I am going to be posting my dresses for the challenge sometime this week – they were so much fun to make! I did a reverse applique on one and have to admit that it was harder than I thought, so I am VERY impressed by your design!!


  10. KennaWilde says:

    So Cute! The hoodie is way cute & so is she!

  11. Vanessa says:

    That turned out so well! I have the Sienna dress pattern I’m dying to try out just as soon as I can find some t-shirts. I need to go check out Old Navy and Target, I think!

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  13. gina says:

    so cute- the hoodie and her pigtails!

  14. Gretta says:

    I love it! It’s too cute (as is the noodlehead wearing it!)!!!

  15. Marina says:

    Oooh, what a cutie-pie!!! (And I love the work you did on the hoodie).

    My friends are always jealous because neither of my babes were/are “sunrise” wakers – always around 7.30am…..

  16. Jennadesigns says:

    Oh, how cute is she? How do you get anything done with her being so adorable? 🙂 Neat idea! I’m looking forward to Hannah wearing a larger size eventually… baby onesies are so hard to get in the machine!

  17. dana says:

    It turned out great. Cute color combo. Man, it’s going to be REALLY hard sifting through the amazing things you guys are making.

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