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.