I love how the hoodie turned out. It certainly doesn't look homemade, but as if it came from an expensive store. It's different and unique and has such a cool vibe about it. It's also gender neutral. I am planning to make one for my daughter in more girly fabric. I know she will rock it. It is lined inside, with no visible seams except where the sleeves are attached to the main body. I am a total geek about things like that. I would say the pattern is suitable for a sewist with intermediate skills, though a confident beginner can tackle it too. The only part that I struggled with was taping it together, but I think it's mostly because I am not used to patterns tiled the way where you do not need to trim paper sheets to fit it together.
The main fabric came from a 5XL sweatpants. They were brand new, but damaged and cost me $3.00. I also realized that they were not really meant for a big person, they were designed to be worn sagging. No sagging pants in this household are allowed. At least not yet. The lining fabric I had for a long time. I bought it on-line to make pjs for Eli, but when it came in the mail, I realized that it was way too thin and see through for pajamas, but worked perfectly as lining.
Speaking of pants. I also made Field Research pants by Scientific Seamstress. They are the coolest and mine don't do them justice. I meant to include all the cool features included in the pattern, but realized that I didn't have enough fabric to do that, so they are rather plain. I also should have made a smaller size.That said, I plan to make another pair. This was my first time using Scientific Seamstress pattern, and I quite enjoyed the process. You print different sizes separately, but the awesome part is that she gives multiple options for length. How cool is that! Perfect for Eli, who is tall and skinny.
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