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