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Crazy workout-coverup

Added Jan 28, 2016

by Pharmasewing

Bergen, Norway




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I had some weird stretchy fabric in my stash -pink and blue stripes. I cannot remember when I bought it, but I think it was a remnant I picked up on a whim. All of a sudden I got this idea to match this fabric with some blue and white striped ponte de roma and make a hooded jacket for wearing to the gym. As you can see this idea did not work out exactly as planned. I started out with the Amin pattern which I already had, and have made for my man on several occasions. I really like the pockets and the princess seams on this jacket. I traced the pattern, subtracted 2 cm from all sides of the pattern pieces except the length, which I increased by 5 cm. This seemed to do the trick although it was pure winging (I have no ideas about fitting or scaling). Due to lack of appropriate colored zipper and the fact that the pink/blue striped fabric was really flimsy I decided to skip jacket option and just cut the front piece on the fold to make a sweater instead. In the end I just didn´t have the energy to figure out how to make a hood, so I just made a standard folded jersey neckline. The whole sweater was sewed completely on my serger and I added thumb holes to the cuffs for comfort using this tutorial: http://onceuponasewingmachine.com/how-to-add-a-thumb-hole-cuff-to-any-shirt/ .

Material Notes

1,5 m mystery jersey fabric and some jersey scraps for the contrast




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    Feb 21, 2016, 03.00 PMby Pharmasewing

    Thank you for all your nice comments :-)

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    Feb 20, 2016, 01.45 AMby nrobson

    i agree it looks fantastic!

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    Feb 9, 2016, 09.32 AMby Anna E

    It looks great.

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    Jan 30, 2016, 09.57 AMby Mary Athey

    Love this x

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    Jan 29, 2016, 03.17 PMby gtangel

    so fun ..

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    Jan 29, 2016, 09.32 AMby Maria Hayek

    Turned out pretty cool though :) I like it

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