Activewear – Avocado Hoodie

I did it, I have sewn 5 garments this month, this is a first for me!

This is my last piece for the Mini Wardrobe competition, it is the Avocado Hoodie by Seamster Patterns.

With my other two tops being sleeveless, I thought I had better plan a layer piece and the hoodie seemed the perfect thing to make as I could play with the panels for some colour blocking.

The patterns is another downloadable one, and I know putting it together and tracing it off was one of my activities during my week at Thredbo last year 🙂

I traced off a Size 0 and then did the following adjustments:

*  1cm gaposis tuck for the front neckline and 1.5cm round shoulder adjustment on both back and front pattern pieces

*  1cm sway back (not sure why I didn’t do the extra 0.5cm)

I again used the brown Stella Cotton Elastomeric 10% Spandex that I have used for all the other pieces as well as the fabric leftover from this top for the hood lining and side panels.

Last Saturday at my ASG meeting I started to sew this hoodie and finished it on Tuesday night.

The directions are very good, except I had some difficulty with the sleeve cuff. The cuff seam is to meet the notch on the sleeve, however if I did this my cuff/sleeve twisted, so my cuff seam is 1.5cm from the sleeve seam and placed towards the front of the sleeve.

I wanted the hood to be a bit warmer, so I added a lining, cutting out another hood in the top fabric, sewing them together and then top stitching around the edge to keep it in place. I like the pop of colour near my face.

Are we going for my walk?

Okay let’s go!

I am thrilled with the way this Mini Wardrobe has come together, I don’t have to subscribe to the black pants that you find in RTW!

I am also taking this piece as my official completed garment for July!

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2014 Stash Out: 24.1 m
2014 Stash In: 45.75 m

18 thoughts on “Activewear – Avocado Hoodie

  1. Anonymous

    I am envious of your workout wardrobe – I need to get mine sorted out as I seem to wear random objects. You have done a splendid job.

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  2. ALMOST makes me want to work out so I can have such a fabulous wardrobe. The hoodie is more my style though, the weights positively wore me out. You do lose brownie points for pink (?) joggers.

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  3. Anonymous

    Super impressed by your mini workout wardrobe. I've just completed my first knit item, so have such a project in my sights. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

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  4. Love how these pieces are all coordinated, your trademark I know but they do look wonderful together (and individually)… you will be walking Roscoe and exercising in style!! Bravo on getting them finished so quickly too 🙂

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  5. This is quite an achievement, I must say. It must have taken some dedication and determination, I do like the Avocado Hoodie – the touch of colour on the panels and in the hood absolutely makes it 🙂

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