Monday, November 24, 2008

Rip-it, Rip-it

Today I put in a seemingly perfect zip on DD1's Ottobre hoody. It went in smoothly the first time. All the pockets and seams lined up.

But, just as I was about to start topstitching I noticed one teeny weeny problem....

To quote Homer Simpson -D'OH!!!

After some frog-stitching (rip-it, rip-it) I finally got the zip in, the right way round and finished off DD's jacket at last. She seems happy with it. Here she is with her "modelling" pose (and as you can see, struggling to keep a straight face).

One with the hood -

This is Ottobre 05-2007-19: Hooded Sweat Jacket. The pattern comes in sizes 34-52 and I made DD a 36 from her measurements.
This pattern was well-drafted and went together like a dream, well, except for my mistake (see above). It fits DD beautifully and is the shape and fit that she likes.
The fabric is a genuine 1980s sweatshirt fleece which I got from my Mother's stash. I had a very small piece ( see previous post here) and it required some careful placement to fit the whole garment on. At DDs request I changed the sleeve and hem bands to be cut from ribbing. This was probably a good idea as there is next to no stretch in this fleece.

Next job - some thermal tops for DS who is camping next week.


Rhoto said...

Rip it! Rip it! That's a CUTE expression!! The wee jacket has a story to tell now, eh!
Soft hug,
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

Kat said...

This is a super cute hoodie! Loved the frog stitching comment--I'll have to remember that one. That is impeccable stitching and line up of seams too. I have a bunch of these types of tops, both ones I've made and a few that my daughters made that my boys now wear. We got lots of use out of them until our school changed the dress code last year and banned hoodies. I was kind of mad about that. But they're still good for weekend wear.

Sew4Fun said...

Cute hoodie! Being a sewer I have to compliment you on the perfect design placement across the front. Very pleasing! It's one of things most people wouldn't notice unless it was "off". :)

Keely said...

Belinda, I had to laugh. Any design placement was purely by accident because I had very little choice on placing the pattern pieces, but I'll take the compliment anyway. ;)

Mary Nanna said...

Just popped over from PR to have a look..nice job on the hoodie! Flouro smiles .. what teen could ask for more!

Anonymous said...

Wow,Keely! Does your DD look like you our what?! :-))