Grow With Me Hoodie by Apple Tree Sewing Patterns

In my head, “grow with me” clothing just meant throwing on some long cuffs and be done with it.

It wasn’t until I started to help test the NEW Apple Tree Grow With Me Romper that is yet to be released that I realized that time, effort, and trial and error that truly goes into getting a piece of clothing to fit through multiple sizes!

That being said, I absolute LOVE the first OFFICIAL grow with me piece of clothing I made for Little Mister A and so happy he will be able to wear it for a long time!

I used this gorgeous French Terry in Royal Antler print from Northern Rose Fabrics (on preorder until July 7)!

The print is just jaw dropping (at least for us country folk). And the French Terry is stretchier than most I have sewn with before, which is perfect for the grow with me aspect of this hoodie!

The stripes are a super soft yarn dyed bamboo that I picked up from Kiss My Stash a while back.


That means that everything about this hoodie is Canadian!

Fitting since tomorrow is Canada day 😉

PST!!! If you go join the Apple Tree Facebook group right now they have a 30% off coupon good until July 5!




Sorry for the absence of posts lately.

On both Instagram and the blog.

You see….

I’d lost my sew-mojo.

Something that hadn’t happened to me since I started sewing about 2 years ago.

Granted, I have a really good excuse!

Expecting a new member of our family to arrive on Dec 30, 2017!!

Striped Bamboo Jersey and Black Cotton Lycra from Kiss My Stash Fabric Co

I don’t tend to get sick when I am pregnant. But I do get very, very tired and loose all motivation to do ANYTHING!

And in the case of sewing, it almost became like my morning sickness!

The thought of sitting by my machine in the precious time I could be resting (when Little Mister A was napping or after he was in bed), just made me nauseated.

Because of that, I haven’t been taking on any new pattern testing and had only been doing obligation sewing (strike offs).

I am very happy to say that as I am rounding the 3month mark I am slowly getting my sew-mojo back and starting to love sewing again!

The very first clothing I ever made for Little Mister A was this sleeping gown (also first time I sewed with knit fabric).


It only seemed fitting that this be the first thing I also sew for our precious new bundle!

Funny thing is, even though I am way more experienced sewing with knits now, I am not sure this version turned out any better than my first one did! Ha ha!

The only real question left is….


Floral Double Brushed Poly from Blended Threads and Royal Antler French Terry from Northern Rose Fabrics (on preorder now until July 3).