A few days before Christmas when the weather for camping was looking less than favourable, I made a snap decision to whip up another hoodie. I had ordered a new pattern from StyleArc which didn't arrive in time but not to be deterred I whipped out my trusty Jalie 2795 pattern. This is version 13 of this pattern, which may be unlucky for some but this hoody went together like a dream.
I did make a couple of changes though! This pattern does not include a front facing down the zip length which has always bothered me because when the zip is down slightly, the stitching and reverse of the zip shows. My trusty Billabong hoodie does however have a facing and this became my template for the new one. I used some gorgeously thick brushed sweatshirting and ribbing from this op shop haul and lined it with the bottom of this maxi dress which I recently shortened so I would get more wear out of it.
As it happened this hoodie became another of my holiday favourites. It is seen here at 8am for a walk on the beach before breakfast to see the water taxis and launches come in. It is in my opinion the best time of the day to be on the beach, just as it is waking up for the day.