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Monday, 3 June 2013

After dark hoodie

Well it didn't take long to make this up on a Sunday afternoon. Below's the day version.
This day version has been keeping me warm when I'm at the gym in the morning. I keep this on when I'm doing my warm up. That doesn't take long at the moment.
I'm wearing this with my leather skirt made from a $20 leather jacket.
This is a size 4 and not a size 6.
This body of this version is lined with a fine rayon knit from the stash. Yes Renata, the rayon knit lining was from that Pitt Trading remnant bin again. The burnt velour was from The Remnant Warehouse.

The front panels were cut as 1 piece so the front panel has no horizontal line. The side panels were left as two pieces.


The sleeves and body are shorter by 2cm.
The hem band is slimmer. If I make it again, I'll leave the hem band off. But the hem band will stay on for a casual gym hoodie.
Sway back adjustment
The hood was cut down and now it's a soft collar. It's no more than 15cm wide.
I originally made the hood 10cm wide/long and then I added another 5 cm before I cut the fabric.
There are no pockets on this version and I've still included the sleeveband thumb opening.

I've now worn it out to dinner on a cold Saturday night and while we had a very late one, this was quiet appropriate to wear to a huge dinner with friends and their families.

PS: Thank you for the comments on my gym wear. I do wear my gym wear to the gym so while the top and tights are classed as lounge wear, they don't get much lounging.

13 comments:

badmomgoodmom said...

Wow. How many workouts do you do a week? How do you work out, work and sew? Do you sleep?

velosewer said...

I do think about sleep, sometimes...

Louise said...

They all look great, especially impressed with the leather skirt bargain

BeaJay said...

Now that is superb. How beautiful and and the fabric looked gorgeous just held up on display but looks absolutely stunning made up.

Dilliander said...

Yes! This same gym hoodie does indeed look quite fabulous and dressy made up in glam fabric. Perfect for a Winter's evening out with friends :)

Dk's Wife said...

That is awesome. I love it.

Judith said...

Brilliant! Great match of fabric to pattern ...J

Shelly said...

Wow! Who'd have thought a gym hoodie could look so good. I love it :)

Carolyn said...

Fabulous! I love the little hoodie-turned-collar.

RebeccaHoward said...

Looks great. Loved the fabric when I saw it 'in the flesh' at Rhodes. Perfect for dinner out.

Sharon said...

This is such a versatile pattern in your hands, thank you for sharing, now do I have enough time to make one for my trip to the snow on the weekend?

velosewer said...

Sharon, you could turn this pattern around in 3 hours.

Joy said...

What a difference the fabric makes! Very nice assortment.

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