My son loves superheroes and wanted to have a hoodie that can be completely closed up. We spend some time thinking about different options and finally I suggested an Iron Man hoodie. I already had a full zip hoodie pattern from Ottobre Design 4/2011 so we only had to draft an application pattern resembling an Iron Man suit. After some sketching, this is what I came up with. I used red college for the hoodie and a mixture of jersey and college for the applications.
When the hood is closed completely the hood forms the mask of Iron Man. I am very happy with the result. The size is perfect, since I wanted to leave some room for K to grow into.
He absolutely adores the hoodie and I have never seen him being so careful with his clothes before as he tries not to get any stains on it. He wore it every single day for about 9 days straight when he got it and then I had to take it away to have it washed. Apparently the whole neighborhood now knows my boy as the kid with the Iron Man hoodie as he spend the first week showing it around to every single person that he met. (And I get comments like: “Oh, you are the mother of the boy in red hoodie! He came to show it to me the other day and told that it was made by his mother”, when I introduce myself to a new person.) A little girl in his class, however, told me in a disapproving tone that K gets told of by the teachers since he wants to wear the hood in class!
Here is a final picture of the Iron Man in action. S plays the bad guy in the black ninja suit. (Although, to be honest, she said she was pretending to be an ant.)