Sunday, 17 November 2013

Cropped Hoodie

It was pyjama day at school on Friday and there was no way on earth that I was going to turn up in my oh-so-comfy but oh-so-ugly pink fluffy dressing gown. This is where the hoody comes in. 
I already had a pattern in my Sew U Home Stretch book by Wendy Mullin so all I needed to do was purchase some fleece. I found mine at cheapfabrics.co.uk. It says in the book 2 metres fleece, 1/2 metre ribbing. I only used 1 metre and 1/4 roughly of each so I have 1 metre fleece left over. What can you do with fleece besides making a hoody?
Showing off the ribbing and the cuffs
I chose size XS automatically but next time I would size up a far bit. I had to make it cropped because I only had an 18" hoody zip (no idea what the correct terminology for that is) instead of the 20" zip required. The zip was handpicked because I didn't trust myself to do a lapped one right the first time round without any unpicking and I needed to wear it the next day.
I cut out 4 pieces for the hood instead of two so I could line it and have a clean finish. I actually used the wrong side of the fleece because I just preferred the texture to the right side.
Just let me show you my ribbing again before you go!
Well that's all I've got to say for now, oh hang on. I do want to sew presents for family and friends for Christmas, but I haven't got a clue what to sew. Any ideas? Okay, now I'm done.
Thanks for reading!
Lauren x

2 comments:

  1. This is adorable & looks super cozy! You definitely have a load of talent & a fabulous eye for style...I look forward too seeing more of your projects =O)

    *check out my tutorial index for lots of DIY gift ideas & inspiration: http://awesomesauceasshattery.com/tutorial-index-by-photo/

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  2. Aww thank you! This was lovely to wake up to. I'll definitely be making some of your "Bodacious Bows" to plonk on top of all my presents this Christmas :)

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