Thursday, September 21, 2017

Get Moving Hoodie by Ottobre


5/2015, #15
Size 38



It's been a while since I have pulled out an Ottobre pattern.  I should do this more often; I forget how much I love the way Ottobre patterns fit.  Most times it equals a successful sew for me.

The fabric recommended for this pattern is a sweatshirt knit, but I used a DBP from Knitpop.  It feels so light and soft.  The hoodie is longer on me than what is pictured in the issue, but this is normal for me.  I am actually liking the longer length so I can wear it with my Ottobre Jeggings.

Instead of grommets on the hood, I made button holes so they would blend in better with the fabric.




I love how the raglan sleeves have a  curve.  I used a solid fabric so this design feature would be more obvious.  Ottobre's instructions on how to assemble the pockets worked flawlessly.  I definitely recommend tracing out the pocket opening on tissue paper as instructed for a stitching guide.  I was pleasantly surprised at how nice these came together.



It's hard to tell there are even pockets until you stick your hands in them.  One thing I did not anticipate and perhaps it was due to my fabric choice, but the pockets hung slightly lower than my hem.  If I make this again, I will either add length or just raise the pocket an inch.  The pockets would actually work better for me if I raised them.  To remedy this, I tacked the bottom of my pockets to the turned-up-hem stitching.



And the back view....

The pattern also comes with a sleeve cuff, but I didn't use it.  I slipped it on and discovered the sleeves were really long and just turning up a 1 inch hem would be sufficient.



Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley






10 comments:

  1. I love this, Shirley! The longer length does look great with your jeggings. The fabric is lovely as well. A win all around. You will be ready when the temps turn.

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    1. Thank you! I'm really hoping the weather will turn cool soon here in Oklahoma. It's crazy hot. So hot, I need to keep my shoes off when modeling my fall and winter outfits. LOL

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  2. This is gorgeous! It looks so comfortable and perfect for autumn.

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    1. Thank you! I had originally planned on a dress with this floral until I saw how big the print was and decided it would suit me better as a pullover shirt.

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  3. this is so cool! I really love the fabric you chose... so pretty. It really suits you :)

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  4. How lovely hoodie! I love the fabric choice and combo. It fits on you perfectly:)

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    1. Thank you! I'm trying to search out some fabric for my son for pullovers now. I wish it was as easy to find fabrics for young men as it is for women.

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  5. The whole outfit is perfect! Just send it right over. :)

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  6. Thanks! Yeah, I'll keep this one for myself ha ha Meets all the comfy criteria.

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