I've had my eye on this pattern since the new Ottobre mag arrived in my letterbox a couple of weeks ago. Yes you read that right, this must be some kind of record, they usually sit in my stash for a lot longer than that before getting used. Anyway there was a cute hoody in there and the shape and style really took my eye. I actually traced the pattern out in Mr A's size a couple of nights ago but then when I read the fabric recommendations it was designed for a stretch knit and I wanted to use a sweat shirting with zero stretch. This combined with the fact that its a slim fit meant it was back to the tracing board.
So this afternoon I went down to the garage and dragged out the fabric and then traced, cut and sewed the whole thing.
So here it is the car hoody. The appliqué I got from an earlier edition of Ottobre 4/2008 to liven up the black a bit (Mr A chose the black), I also lined the hood and added a band on the bottom.
Kitschy Coo method for rib binding for the first time (been meaning to try this for ages). I probably should of cut my binding strip a little wider and this was quite thick to do this way but I do like the tidy finish, esp on a hood where you see both sides.
So all that remains for now is to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mr A. Love you!