Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Jaywalk (Alexa/Avocado) hoodie

Here's where my stripe hoodie inspiration came from
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I love Lululemon jackets, Nike jackets even the Aldi jacket I bought last year.
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Rhianna wore a cool version too.
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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.



Hoodie:

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.

Neckline:
I drafted this to cover my neck.


Sleeves:
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.

Pockets:
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.

Zipper tape:
I couldn't resist this measuring tape trim #sewinggeek.

And that's my Jaywalk hoodie:)



41 comments:

BMGM said...

OMG, that stripe matching (even across the sleeves and shoulders at crazy angles!) is amazing. You are a sewing goddess.

Lori said...

That is one amazing jacket, fabulous job.

Maris Olsen said...

I totally love this jacket Maria! It looks great on you, and it is a super stylin' athletic jacket. Nice, nice work!!

Amy T said...

Oooh excellent stripe fun. Your thumb loops made me smile too ��

Melinda said...

Love it! You're doing amazing things with stripes lately. Thanks for the inspiration :-)

Velosewer said...

Thanks Grace.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Lori.

Velosewer said...

It's your turn now:)

Velosewer said...

Cheers Maris.

Velosewer said...

:))

Velosewer said...

Looking forward to your version:)

Melinda said...

I'd better go find some stripey fabric first.... And make the teen's deer patterned Avocado first too, she's been waiting on that for a while. :-)

MaciNic said...

Again, I love your work!! I've been trying to get my head around converting a cardigan to a high necked zippered top for this winter and - bam - you've done it, with chevrons to boot! May I come & live in your sewing room, please ;)

Sew Brunswick said...

I love it!! So simple but so effective. Well done.

Gail said...

The diagonal stripes are really very flattering. I might need a lesson on installing these open ended zips. They really give me trouble!

Velosewer said...

That's great to hear your teen wants a Mum made Avocado:)

Velosewer said...

Sure. Just run the bodice neckline up say 6cm-ish on both the front and back bodice pieces.
Looking forward to seeing you at Frocktails.

Velosewer said...

Thanks.

Velosewer said...

I did have to grab a cuppa during this bit, but once this was sewn up, I couldn't believe how quick this was to do.

Kirsty Bunfield (kbfield) said...

This is such a cool hoodie. I'm going to stop shopping at lululemon and get you to make these up. so great.

Dixie said...

Excellent job of engineering the stripes. I love this comfy looking workout wear!

Allison C said...

Awesome hoodie, you are really rocking the stripes these days!

Meigan said...

Love it! The stripes are fantastic. :)

JustSew Jenna said...

Wow, amazing stripes! Great hoodie!

Andrea said...

The stripe matching is outstanding!

Velosewer said...

I can show you how one day:)

Velosewer said...

Me too. Thanks Dixie.

Velosewer said...

I'm loving them.

Velosewer said...

Thanks!

Velosewer said...

Thanks Jenna.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Andrea.

Sharon said...

Impressive hoodie and love the sewing tape!

theperfectnose said...

Zomg your version is way better than all the inspiration ones. Love the slightly raised collar and the way you've matched all the stripes everywhere. Also love that you used a softer fabric rather than a sweatshirting type. It's very feminine!

Cennetta said...

Outstanding! Your hard work and research paid off!

Jenny said...

Love this Maria... workout chic :) You must be pleased as punch with your stripe matching.


Good luck in the comp!

Velosewer said...

Thanks heaps Jenny:))

Velosewer said...

Thank you Cennetta.

Velosewer said...

Lovely to hear from you:))

Joy said...

Oooh, I love this one!

Kristy Chan said...

Great work Maria - your pattern matching is perfection! I love the zippered pockets too.

MushyWear said...

Clever and so well done!

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