McCall's 6992 in Liberty Fleece
I was in The Fabric Store recently and while I was waiting at the counter, I checked out their remnant bin as I am prone to do. I found a few gems in there and this piece of Liberty was one of them. The price was so good that I really couldn't leave it behind. I knew when I bought it that it would become another McCall's 6992. What I didn't know was there was enough fabric for the hooded version.
I went through my entire stash looking for just the right colour of ribbing to match. It should have been easy to find something because there is about 6 different colours that I could have chosen from. In the end I picked up this dusky pink colour ribbing from Fabric Vision. I spent quite a bit of time deciding between the pink and burgundy but felt the burgundy was more of a winter colour and I wanted this to be a transitional garment.
To create the hood, I used Papercut Undercover Hoodie as my pattern. I used my modified version which is now a permanent redraft because I do like the cross over at the front as opposed to just meeting at the front. I then added eyelets for the cord to thread through.
I finished the hoodie off by adding an unused boot lace in pink that I found in my stash. I always keep the spare shoe laces for emergencies but they also make great hoodie ties as well.
I am really happy how the whole hoodie came together. The fabric is really thick and cosy and made the perfect top for my camping trip to Geraldine Farmyard Park a couple of weeks back.