Out and About Undercover Hoodie



I made a new hoodie.  I usually make a new one each year and this year is no exception.  This time however, I didn't use Jalie 2795, but invested in a new pattern.  I did have to think long and hard about buying a new pattern especially given it is quite a simple style and I could have drafted up something from what I already have, but time being a scarce resource these days, I decided to buy a new one.  I am really happy with my Papercut Anima pattern so Papercut was an easy go to choice.  I bought Papercut Undercover Hoodie in PDF format despite Papercut being a New Zealand company and postage in theory being quite quick because I really couldn't be bothered either driving across town to pick up a copy at The Fabric Store or waiting for postage plus the PDF version is slightly cheaper.




The fabric I chose was an online purchase which I bought from Backstreet Bargains via Trademe.  Buying sight unseen is a slight gamble and although this fabric is lovely quality, the small downside is the lack of stretch.  I have never come across a sweatshirting that has no stretch before but you learn something new every day.  For this reason the resulting sweatshirt is a little more snug than I would like through the hips but it is still comfortable to wear despite this.  I lined the hood with a piece of cotton interlock from my stash and for the cord, I stole an idea from one of my teenage sons hoodies and used a long shoe lace that was a spare that came with a pair of sneakers.  The bonus with this particular lace is the metallic bling which gives the boring grey sweatshirt a bit of bling.




Please do not look to closely at me in the top photo.  This is what I look like after I have climbed from the bottom of the Port Hills to the Summit Road.  I try to walk this track once a week.   My Fitbit tells me it is 150 floors so I do look a little the worse for wear with no makeup and a hoodie on a warm day....keeping it real!  This track is quite exposed so when the autumn wind does decide to bite, I will be nice and toasty in my new hoodie.

Comments

  1. Nice hoody and awesome view from your walking track.

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    1. Thank you! The view from the top makes the walk up the hill worthwhile

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  2. You look lovely and cozy, and you get such a lovely view as payoff for the excercise! Is it a glacial lake? Or a sound?

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    1. I was very cozy on a day in the mid twenties!

      There are no glacial lakes near where I live, it is too warm. This is Lyttelton Harbour.

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  3. You will get so much wear from this. What a great view from the top of your walk.

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    1. Halfway up this track I wonder why I am subjecting myself to such exercise but when I reach the top and see this I am reminded why.

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  4. Hi Andrea

    What part of Christchurch do you live in? I live in Halswell.

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    1. I am not too far away. I am in the North West.

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  5. This looks like a great pattern. I haven't had a new hoodie in years and really need one.

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    1. It is a good pattern so worth the rather expensive purchase price.

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  6. My favourite hoodie is grey. I love this. I had never lined a hood and that looks like a great idea. Sorry to hear about your bereavement.

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