I LOVE Hoodies! If I could have one in every color I would. There really isn’t anything that spectacular about them other than I’m always cold so they come in handy.
A while back I purchased enough sweat suit material to make both the pants and jacket from McCalls 4261. I made the pants years ago and the remaining material was recently rediscovered in the stash. Since I am in “fabric-stash busting mode” this year, it was this fabric’s turn to get used up.
Unfortunately, after resizing the pieces I found that I did not have enough material to make long sleeves. I solved that problem by cutting them shorter and adjusting the cuffs to fit my bicep. I also couldn’t find a matching zipper so I used a neutral. Problems galore, right?
The pattern instructions wanted me to leave the pocket edges and the shoulder piece edges raw and I didn’t want that look so I just top-stitched all the seams on the inside. Everything else worked out well. I just wished I cut down some of the seam at the cuff so it’s not so bulky on the inside.
As a bonus, I made the yoga bag. I haven’t been to yoga in quite some time, but I’d love to take some classes again. Now, I won’t have hand carry my mat anymore!