Added Mar 7, 2010
I made this hoodie for my boyfriend (or fianc I should say :) ) Yuri. I copied one of his favorite hoodies for the pattern and added an octopus cut out of fake leather to make it all a little bit more interesting. The hoodie is completely lined: it consists of two layers of jersey (the jersey was quite thin so I decided to line it with the same fabric to give it a bit more body). I must say that this project gave me a bit of a headache as this jersey was extremely stretchy. Way too stretchy for a hoodie and I actually never worked with stretch fabric before. Thank God I have an overlocker, so for the normal seams this was ok, but for the finishing touches (e.g. topstitching) it was a nightmare. I tried using a twin needle for the first time in my life which was really a challenge. At some point I thought I should throw this entire hoodie in the bin, but Yuri convinced me that he really liked it and that I should continue. And in the end it all worked out. Yuri already wore it when going out yesterday and he was complemented by his friends. I am really happy with the result, but the next time I will try to get more thicker, less stretchy jersey…I guess I have learned something new! :)
(sorry for the slightly pixelated photos, photography is not my strong point :) )
Jersey / zipper / fake leather
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