Monday, February 14, 2011

Sporty Goodie Hoodie

Instead of my usual modus operandi of randomly choosing a pattern that I want to make and using fabric from my stash, I enlisted K and the internet.  My oldest daughter loves to wear hoodies and most days she tops whatever shirt she's wearing with one.  I double checked that she would like #34 in the new spring issue from Ottobre Design and then went about finding some quality fleece to use.  From back in the day when I used to sew cloth diapers, I knew that Malden Mills fleece is considered the holy grail of fleece.  However, it can be hard to find especially at a reasonable price.  Using the power of the internet, I found Mill Direct Textiles which is located in Massachusetts and is a cornucopia of quality fleece!  K picked which color she wanted (solitude) and I ordered it plus a swatch pack for future fleece needs.
The hoodie is cut slim and has invisible zippers along the front raglan seams.  I traced off a 152 for length and thought that I'd probably end up taking it in some.  K's broad through the shoulders but slim through the chest and waist. 
I didn't do any adjustments and it's a good thing because I don't know if she'd be able to get it off without any help if I had. 
There's some extra fabric under her armpits and along the side seams but she needs that to shimmy out of the hoodie.
Ignore our messy house in the background!  K is also wearing a shirt and tunic from way back in 2009 that I made as part of a fall SWAP (sewing with a plan).

I've ensured that spring is on it's way by sewing a warm hoodie suitable for wintertime.  In fact, today it's supposed to be in the upper 60s here.  K will have to wait for a cooler day to wear her new hoodie to school.

1 comment:

  1. I've been wanting to try this one! Yours came out great :)


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