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Maybe Baby (Lydia Hoodie Variation, Variation)

Added Jan 19, 2010

by Passiona Cottee

Sydney (Inner We...






Maybe it will be cold,
Maybe there will be sun,
Maybe I will sit,
Maybe I will run.

A layering piece, with detachable hood, for wherever climate change takes the day. The stripey remnant came first. A long garment would use its length, well – I thought. And so… I took the body of Simplicity pattern (Miss) 3634 ‘C’ (lengthened) with the arm bands of ‘A’.

And then… the hoodie from Lydia with a variation from me. The curved top ridge of the Lydia hood is cut straight to make the sharp peak in the hood. Cut two hoods and sewed them together for double warmth. And it’s removable!

You don’t see any seams because there aren’t any to see. Hand stitched hem. Hand stitched neck facing. The hood, two layers stitched on the inside. Not a stitch in sight.

– 1st lengthening of pattern piece
– 1st remnant used <7days of purchase
– 1st pattern variation and combination

NB for plus-size version of this project I recommend NEW LOOK 6305. It made my shortlist when searching for the right pattern for the cardigan body.

Material Notes

Textured stripey cotton poly (black and white); Cotton rib (black); Press studs




Garment Type
Casual, Other
Cotton, Blends, Knits/Jersey



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    Jun 20, 2010, 08.52 AMby susie2285

    Oh wow, this is so fantastic. Its such a striking piece yet such a simple idea!!! love it

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    May 2, 2010, 03.49 PMby kleinfee

    Like it very much! And also all your great photos!!

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    Jan 28, 2010, 02.57 PMby lelie

    I like it :) Looks very cosy

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    Jan 24, 2010, 03.04 PMby galatina

    wow – so much work. Looks beautiful and fun.

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    Jan 22, 2010, 11.35 PMby stylenanda

    very cool! I am planning to make a dress with hood next week also. Maybe, I’ll look into Lydia pattern. I love your color block.

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      Jan 23, 2010, 11.08 AMby Passiona Cottee

      A hooded dress is very cool! If you haven’t found one already, a good dress to add a hood to would be dress ’ C’ in Butterick B5398 – if you like a v-neck.

      At only $2.50 the Lydia hood is cheap and easy to adapt to what you have in mind. I will keep an eye out for your dress.

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    Jan 20, 2010, 09.50 PMby majola

    I like it! Well done!

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    Jan 20, 2010, 12.24 AMby nikkishell

    Very cool!

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      Jan 23, 2010, 10.57 AMby Passiona Cottee

      the influential nikkishell… this is an honour!

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    Jan 19, 2010, 02.44 PMby raeh

    This is beautifully done! I applaud you!

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      Jan 23, 2010, 10.56 AMby Passiona Cottee

      Comments like yours make my day!

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    Jan 19, 2010, 02.39 PMby nenasew

    This is so gorgeous. I love it. I am impressed with your handstitching and your patience to do it.

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      Jan 23, 2010, 11.10 AMby Passiona Cottee

      oh, thank you!
      judging by your talent for crochet you, too, have a lot of patience :D

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