Ottobre Hooded Sweat Jacket #32
Here is my son's "Minecraft" hooded jacket! He is a huge fan of Minecraft. I was inspired by Kristin over at Sunny Sewing when she made her son one using an Ottobre pattern.
I purchased all materials through Fabric.com. I love this fleece. It is called Winter fleece Micro Chamois. I used Pellon stick-n-tear for the stabilizer when I appliqued the Creeper face to the jacket. I had to be really careful not to scorch the fabric. It was a little tricky to hold the iron long enough to get the Creepers to stick without overdoing it. I used Heatnbond Lite for the iron on adhesive. I used a 22" sport separating zipper, which was really easy to sew on. The only thing that gave me difficulty with this jacket was making the welt pockets. I practiced on scrap fabric first and STILL made a mistake on my second pocket. Thank goodness I had just enough green to cut out another front side! I put the pocket on where it opened to the wrong side--how on earth did I do that? I even checked before sewing, but obviously was confused.
I made the jacket a little big so he can be sure to wear it next year!
I kept the Creeper low enough on the jacket to not be covered up by the hood.
It is so nice to use ribbing for the arm cuffs and bottom hemband. It makes sewing up a jacket so quick (once I got past the welt pockets that is). The hood doesn't cover up his face, he is just looking down. The only thing I did not do that was part of the instructions was to include elastic in the hood.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley