happy homemade sew-along: hoodies!
June 5th, 2014
Are you guys excited for the Happy Homemade sew-along?! Do you have the book? If not, Cherie has a great post about where to get it. If you do (or if it’s on the way) then you are ready to start dreaming about what you are going to make. The pull-over parka (I just call it a hoodie) is a great pattern to play around with. Cherie did a post today about the changes you can make to the pattern, but you don’t have to make any changes to make a great hoodie.
The best thing about this hoodie pattern is that it is meant for woven fabrics. You can go crazy with prints (polka dots and plaids!) or stick with solids. The chambray hoodie pictured above is one of my favorites: simple and summery and super classic. Flannel and linen are great options too. The green shirting Shelley used for her son’s hoodie is subdued, but because most boy stuff is Graphic! and Loud! and Pirates! this hoodie stands out from the crowd.
There are so many ways to play with the pattern. I came across these hoodies on flickr and they all could easily be translated into a Happy Homemade Hoodie. Stripes are always a good way to go–and you could even add a peplum. Have you considered florals? The hoodie above is made from a vintage shower curtain! A bit of contrast around the hood, like in Anke’s pink hoodie, could be really lovely. And this is a great pattern to turn into a dress.
Now look what happened: I was supposed to stick with the pattern, but then I started dreaming and it’s so hard to stop! You don’t have to make peplums or dresses to make this pattern awesome, but it is fun to dream up all the different ways to sew it. Cherie made a printable sketch of the pattern that you can download and play around with. Get our your crayons and pencils and go to town! Then snap a photo and put it in the flickr group or tag it #happyhomemadesewalong on instagram.
Do you have any fun plans for this pattern?