I love Lululemon jackets, Nike jackets even the Aldi jacket I bought last year.
Rhianna wore a cool version too.
Then I found this...so I had to stop researching and decide on what to make.
Then I made this.
This is a blend of Tessuti's Alexa tee (body and sleeves) with Avocado hoodie (hood and sleeve cuffs with thumb hole).
Playing with the stripes and matching them kept me pondering for days. I had to keep putting this project down between each step.
I did plan and make the hoodie but placing a zip on zip off piece across the back neckline didn't work. The hoodie stripes on the outside are vertical and on the inside they are horizontal, so when I wear it, it becomes a hood/cape/collar.
I drafted this to cover my neck.
Anita's sleeves are a good fit and length but my idea is to wear this to the gym during the winter, hence the thumbhole sleeve cuffs.
After speaking all things activewear with Susan (measuretwicecutonce) and Joanne, it was really clear that zippered pockets in a seam line are the strongest. But I made these pockets not on the seamline.
My RTW jacket has the pocket bag sewn into the hem and into the zipper, so that's what I did.
I couldn't resist this measuring tape trim #sewinggeek.
And that's my Jaywalk hoodie:)