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May 11, 2013 / silvernswan

Navy hoodie


Pattern: McCalls 6614, view D

Fabric: Navy cotton sweatshirting (purchased for $10/m off trademe)

Cut: 7th April

Sewn: 20th – 23rd April

Alterations made:

As you can see from the pictures, Mr R is tall and of slender build. He normally buys a size large in tops to get enough length and they end up looking too big for him and are still not long enough anyway. This hoodie is made up in a medium, with 7cm length added to the body and 5cm to the sleeves.

Successful: Very. Mr R is very pleased with this hoodie and loves wearing it. He was quite sad when it had to go through the wash the other day as he didn’t get to wear it that day. He has received several compliments on it and people express surprise at it being home made. Apart from a bit of hand sewing on the zip facing, this is a really quick and simple pattern – so I’ve got a really good feel-good return on this top.

I might have enough fabric left over to make him view C as well (maybe without the hood). I’m going to be on the lookout for good quality sweatshirting from now on, as this is a really good basic wardrobe staple, and I would like to make him more.

I did make one minor boo-boo – the neck has stretched and is much?/somewhat larger than it should be. The instructions to stay stitch the neck line were just before the hood is sewn on, and after the body has been constructed so the garment had already been handled alot by that stage. Next time I will stay stitch right away and maybe add tape to hold the neckline too.




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  1. missjoiedevivre / Jun 4 2013 11:03 am

    This looks great, I am so impressed! I’ve never sewn for the man, it’s a brave thing to do!


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