Tuesday, January 8, 2013

One Thing Leads To Another

 
 
After making my floral Thurlow shorts, I suddenly had a brain wave!  I had the perfect unbrushed cotton to make a matching Jalie hoody to go with my new shorts.  I needed a new hoody anyway for the impending camping trip and, I reasoned, a few days before Christmas was certainly not too late to embark on just one more projects was it?   Turns out, actually yes, it was a little too late.  There is nothing like adding a bit of extra stress to ones Christmas when, really, it isn't in the slightest bit necessary.
 




This particular fabric was part of this op shop fabric haul.  The only problem was, I didn't have a zip in this unusual shade of pink.  After pondering the problem for a few minutes, I delved into my large reclaimed zip collection and resurfaced with a black open ended zip the perfect length but in black.   I knew that somewhere, I had some black and white striped lycra that just might be large enough to line the hood.
 
 
 
I changed absolutely nothing about this pattern except to line the hood and shorten the sleeves.  One thing I do have to be careful of however, when making this style of hoody is that my overlocker does not like the layers and Courteney has managed to break my underlooper twice while making this top in the past so less speed and more care is very much a necessity.
 
I had just completed this project, and was admiring the results when Courteney announced that yes, she had to have a new hoody as well to take on our camping trip.  After delving into my fabric stash and reclaimed zip collection, this is what she made......
 
 
 
 
Hmmmm, I think I may have a need for one in this colourway myself! 
 
For the record, these two jackets mark no.8 and no.9 made from this pattern.  I think that may be a new record.
 
 
 

14 comments:

  1. These are both really lovely colours, and just perfect for camping.
    While in Chch for Christmas, I managed a visit to Fabric Vision - awesome!

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    1. Thank you. Yes, Fabric Vision is one of my favourite haunts.

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  2. The black zips and contrasting linings make these hoodies truly fab. You've certainly got your money's worth out of the Jalie pattern.

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    1. Thank you. The pattern was quite expensive to get here so it is nice that I have got maximum mileage out of it.

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  3. The contrast black zip, and linings, really make these jackets standout! Having it all matchy-matchy would have looked a little ho-hum! These are both brilliant. Won't be long until #10 makes its way into your wardrobe...

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    1. Thank you! You are probably right but there is little need for anything with sleeves at the moment.

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  4. They look great - the stripey hood lining is a really nice touch.

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    1. Thank you! I have a little stripe addiction, I must admit.

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  5. Very nice, but it must be a heck of a lot cooler where you are!!!
    8 or 9 times? it might be a record for your stash, but I've got a pattern that I have used over 20 times!

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    1. It is a little cooler thankfully. Our daytime temperatures our hovering in high twenties to early thirties but this photo was taken before 8am. It can drop into the late teens overnight so a lightweight hoody is perfect for sitting outside late at night. I must admit it only got used a couple of times on our trip though but like a good scout I needed to be prepared.

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  6. Both versions of the Jalie top are terrific. I love the stripy hood lining.Your camping clothes are amazing.

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    1. Thank you. I really have to make up the lovely blue for myself as well before it all disappears.

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  7. These are both great versions that I'd love to wear.

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