I originally worked on the test version of the men's hoodie for Mari. This pattern was a thank you for helping Mari test the pattern. Pattern Description:
*taken from Mari's website:This semi-fitted hoodie with princess seam construction. A sweet but not saccharine couple’s pattern, the men’s pattern was designed to have straighter, more masculine, seaming details than the women’s pattern.
Back pockets allow your partner to slip their hand in while walking with an arm around you.
The hoodie features front and optional back pockets that are finished with tabs. Long cuffs have thumb openings to keep your hands warmer as the weather changes. The hood has overlapping and non-overlapping options so you can decide how warm or cool you want your hoodie to be. Pattern Sizing:
0 - 12. This is the size 6. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes it does. This has all the pattern features. Here's the pocket feature. Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes they were.
There are illustrations for each step and each step reinforces for each stage of construction.
Eventhough I've sewn for many years, I need illustrations and good instructions to make every pattern.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the styling because you can manipulate it or just use it as per the pattern.
I absolutely love the thumb opening in the sleeve band. Here's the sleeve thumb opening feature.
I love the v-neck and the overlapping hood style. This has kept me toasty on cold mornings at the gym.
There are three hood styles to choose from.
I'm still getting used to piecing together pdf patterns.
If you use your design ideas, you'll work this pattern into more than 3 options.
A rayon knit with no spandex so I'm not sure how this fabric will last. I'm hoping this will last me for the winter months at the gym. Here is the lined hood. Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I used 3/8" seam on the neckline properly this time and the collar/hoodie is very comfortable.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I'm about to make a more smart casual version to wear to the pub.
This has some very clever features that I like and make it look more ready to wear. Click here for my blog post.