My husband needed some new ones and so did my oldest daughter. Seems no matter how many I make there is always a demand for more :-). Clothes do not last forever. Giving me the opportunity to excel at my skills!
I found some fabric I liked. They were soft and great to the touch! But when I started asembeling them I was confronted with the “matching stripes” problem”. I pinned and basted, but I still had to redo some areas. Seems the stripes just want to “slip out-of-place”. In the end I got them though. I made two striped versions for my oldest daughter.
The multiple colored stripes were the most difficult to work with.
Compared to my first hoodies way back I do make nicer ones now. I love the facing behind the zipper. It gives the garment a much more luxurious look and feel (if you can say anything like that about such a casual garment).
Then I made a mint green one 🙂 Simple, but nice.
It has a lot of “flat locking” seam details. The shape is also more “intricate” and difficult to assemble then my friendly Kwik Sew pattern.
No matter how many times I sew, I always make some mistake. I was so into the Kwik Sew 2993 zipper solution and did the same thing here without thinking. Then it dawned on me, the zipper needed to go all the way into the hood!!!! How to solve that when the zipper already was cut of???? I added “home made buttons!!!! IMPROVISING the sewers friend!
Here you can see my husband. The only place you find stripes here is as a liner in the hood!
But then I do it again. I visit the fabric store and find something perfect for my husband!!! It looks great, but it is full of STRIPES!!!! So I go at it again. I don’t know why I do this to myself because I can feel myself going cross-eyed as I look at the fabric.
In the end I am happy though. Look at that nice husband. He was worth every minute! 🙂
AND I haven’t learned my lesson yet. I just got some stripy stuff for my son :-I I will stop my complaining and get to work 🙂