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|Sew Liberated: Fleece Hoodie (Fleece Hoodie) - Type:Easy to Sew |
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|Sewing skills:Advanced Beginner|
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|Posted on:||2/17/13 5:07 AM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
|Fabric:||Fleece [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Casual Fleece Hoodie with a flattering feminine shape. Very easy to sew. A PDF pattern provided with the Craftsy class: Sewing with Knits - Five Wardrobe Essentials with Meg McElwee.|
Pattern Sizing: XXS - XXL. I made a Medium.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes except I removed some of the flare from the side seams at hip level, added a pocket and I lined the hood.
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were in the form of an online class video which was very comprehensive as well as written instructions listing construction steps, correct pattern placement on fabric and a detailed diagram of how to join the PDF pattern pages together. Ideal instructions for a complete beginner, but still had plenty of helpful info for the experienced sewer.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked everything about the pattern except that it was too flared at hip level. This would have been fine if my fabric had some drape, but I used quite a stiff fleece which just stuck out too far. Also, I didn't like the finish on the hood which was unlined so the wrong side of the fabric showed.
Fabric Used: A navy and emerald green fleece that I have had in my stash for years. It was quite thick and stiff. Not sure of composition.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I used two contrasting fabrics to add some interest to the design. I cut the back, the hood, the sleeves and the pocket in the navy, and the front and the hood lining in the emerald green. I lined the hood because I thought it looked more finished off and I added the pocket which was not included in the pattern. Front I used my twin needle to do some top stitching in the contrasting emerald green thread. Pocket After I had completed it I realised it looked ridiculous the way the sides stuck out all stiff, so I had to unpick the hem, taper out some volume from the side seams from the waistline down to the hem. Then I had to reshape the hem because the front is shorter than the back and altering the side seams put this out of whack. Hood on I'm really glad that I persevered and fixed it because I am really pleased with the finished result. Just have to wait for winter to arrive before I can wear it. Back of Hood
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I may make this again for the winter. I can see myself getting lots of wear out of this hoodie in the cold weather.
Conclusion: This is a really easy pattern to sew. Ideal for a beginner sewist. I thoroughly recommend the class on Craftsy. I picked up loads of handy tips that I have put into practice when sewing with knits. I also love the feminine shape of the hoodie and it feels very warm and cosy to wear.
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