Thursday, 9 May 2013

'Allblack' hoodie

This Avocado hoodie in allblack fleece was cut out and made in 3 hours. Yep 3 hours.
I had a deadline to remake this hoodie for Mari of Disparate Disciplines but I also had some baking to do on the same day...
Got all the ingredients for Easter baking and the mint was from the garden.
 ...so I made this allblack version while I waited for the yeast to take effect in the dough.
The dough is now resting and I covered this with a blanket to stay warm. Now to get the hoodie cut and sewn.
 This allblack hoodie uses the just launched pattern.
DH wasn't sure what I was up to that quiet Sunday afternoon so he stayed out of the way not wanting to get in the eye the baking and sewing storm that was brewing around me.
The dough has risen and is ready to use. The hoodie was finished by this stage.
The neckline is sewn a bit too wide (my mistake) so when I make this again, I'll use a 1cm seam and not a 1.5cm seam. The neckline has a facing that I've cut back after finishing it so the facing doesn't stick out when Mr V is dressing in a rush.
The first version below in blue is a closer fit using the test pattern and DH wears the first version a lot. This took 5 hours to make.
The real pattern has lots of instructions and illustrations so you can make this hoodie and know it's been tested and retested. Mari has been very thorough and thoughtful in getting this pattern to work.

The pdf pattern uses stars to help piece the pattern together, which I found really helpful and I could use a table to assemble the pieces and not resort to working on the floor.

The sleeve thumb opening in this pattern is something I've seen in RTW but not sewn before. I like it.
Easter baking is done and the family was happy with this result.
I was curious to see how the next size up would work in a winter fabric with more winter weight underlayers so Mr V has two hoodies with two types of ease and for two seasons. And these fabrics were no more than $4/m at $8 a hoodie, it didn't break the budget.

Now to get the allblack hoodie embroidered with his favourite rugby team's logo.

16 comments:

BeaJay said...

Great hoodie. Mr V is set and looks chuffed!

I can just imagine you multi-tasking and managing everyone at the same time.

Nice looking rolls too!

Kyle said...

Is this the first time Mr Velosewer has appeared on your blog??? Welcome!!

Kyle said...

(great hoodies, by the way!)

Dilliander said...

Not one but two hoodies! A nice pattern with some lovely design lines and features... And a fun review :)

kbenco said...

ooh, nice hoodies. Man patterns are hard to come by. I love this post. I sew like this too - do that cutting out, knead the bread, stitch it up, form the loaves etc etc, how fun to see it all photographed together!

Sharon said...

Mr V is looking very happy with his new hoodies, this sounds like a great pattern. Your Easter baking looks very tempting.

Summer Flies said...

Oohh, flaounes?? Yummy... do you make them sweet or savoury? are a machine! Well done.

theperfectnose said...

Look you, running around all super efficient getting all kinds of stuff done (and really well too). Love it! Handsome fella you there too, rockin' his awesome hoodie(s) (although he should be in a tweed jacket with elbow patches-the hunting type) and smoking a bubble pipe (healthier) saying Professorial things.

Mari said...

Thanks for the lovely review! I really wish I could get my hands on some of that allblacks fleece now!

Anonymous said...

Mr VS's hoodies look great! He has a twinkle in his eye that fella of yours :). Go the mighty AB's

Carolyn said...

The hoodie looks terrific, as does the yummy baked treats. You are a champion multitasker :)

Kat Campbell said...

Wow, you've been busy!

My fiance would love me to make him an allblack hoodie, but I'm more inclined to make things for me :-)

Cherrypix said...

Your multitasking feats have me in awe. Mr V looks great I his hoodies! I've had to wipe off the iPad screen after drooling over your baking pics!

Shelly said...

Both hoodies look terrific and so do the baked goodies. Yum :)

RhondaBuss said...

Very nice, food and hoodies!!

BeaJay said...

Hi. Just letting you know I have nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award. Some people love awards, some people don’t. Please don’t feel any pressure to participate. It is entirely up to you. Just my way of letting you know I enjoy your blog.

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