I think this must be my first sewing FO that I am really proud of. Not only does it feel amazing, but I am thrilled how it turned out as this is my very first hoodie that I have ever sewn!
I lined the hoodie because I felt that the fleece was a bit too thin. I was a bit nervous about this step but it turned out quite well.
I double stitched the seams and hems in white thread for a contrast.
I loved how the cross over at the top of the hoodie turned out, though I was a bit nervous as I had to sew over 5 layers of material, but my trusty machine did that without a hitch.
Until now I have always found sewing a little frustrating and patterns a bit unclear, but that is over thanks to Meg McElwee and her amazing Craftsy Course - Sewing With Knits
This course includes 5 basic wardrobe patterns - a hoodie, T-shirt (2 versions), Shorts and Pants, a Surplice Dress and a skirt pattern.
An added extra of this course is how to dunk-dye your fabrics.
These patterns can be changed to suit your needs and with Meg's step-by-step video help I am sure to be making myself a whole new wardrobe! I already have orders from hubby and Jas for their own take on this pattern ;)
What I love about this Craftsy course is that it is available to me Lifelong, so I will be able to revisit it in the future should I need to.
The hoodie is my first project to be completed, and can't wait for tomorrow as I will be starting on project 2 - the T-Shirt :) Watch this space!
I can only warmly recommend this course to all of you out there who find sewing with knits a little daunting, or for those of you looking for a great resource for some wardrobe basics!
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend
I will be sharing this with all my lovely Friday Ladies
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