Pattern Description: Basic fleece hoodie that accompanies the Sewing with Knits class on Craftsy.
Pattern Sizing:XXS-XXL I usually wear a M or L top and cut out a M for this pattern.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Pretty much. There is a lot more flare at the hip than I was expecting.
Were the instructions easy to follow?The instructions were very easy to follow. I watched the Craftsy class segment on sewing the Hoodie and then just followed the basic directions on the provided instructions sheet.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?The pattern is very easy to construct and everything fit together very well. There is also a lot of room for embellishment. The only thing I really am having a hard time with is the hood. It is massive and I can't really get it to lay right. I would think I had cut out the wrong size except it fit exactly around the neckline. back and hood
Fabric Used:I used a 100% cotton fleece that had very little stretch and almost no drape.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I pretty much followed the construction techniques as written. I used a double needle for all the hemming and serged the exposed seams to neaten them up a bit. I read somewhere that the pattern ran a little narrow in the shoulders and mine tend to run wide so I extended the arm and side seam .25 inch and I am glad I did as the finished hoodie only just fits through the shoulders. I also ended up taking in the side seam from about 4" below the arm hole in another generous 3/8" on each side.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?I would recommend it to others who are looking for a basic hoodie pattern. I might like it more with a fabric that drapes better, but I tend to go for a more fitted look, so am not sure I would do this one again.
Conclusion: This was the first project that I have sewn for myself in about 10 years and there isn't too much that could have gone wrong with it. It was a great basic loose hoodie with some nice shaping. Meg does a great job giving hints and tips for working with knits.