Our gorgeous accommodation, Blanc Palissade in Bendigo.
We can't wait to go back next year.
And I am back to my sewing.
For Hugo, as it is his turn on the rota.
The Thread Theory Finlayson sweater.
A very neat and tidy grown up hooded top.
Hugo's measurements put him in the small ( it goes down to extra-small). Like most teenagers, he loves grey marl and I picked up some really nice stuff from Eliza's fabric store, unbrushed, extra-wide and very very cheap.
I had cut this out before we went on hols (and when I was extremely tired) and I cut both the cowl neck and the hood. You use one or the other.
I didn't realise this until I started to sew it up, I had been wondering how it all worked.....
I was concerned Hugo may find the cowl neck a bit 'Grandpa-ish'
He prefers the hood but quite likes the cowl too.
I used matching ribbing for the cowl neck, cuffs and waist band.
And some very cute wren printed cotton webbing to finish off the neck seam.
I knew Hugo really wanted the hooded version.
So I made him another.
Same unbrushed cotton fleece but this time I used the main fabric for the wrist cuffs and hem band.
I will let you know how it wears.
A little custom stencilling at the back.
And again, a beautiful neck finish.
The front pocket has cotton webbing reinforced openings.
The nitty-gritty, Kitty......
Awesome pattern, AWESOME.
$11 for the PDF and $20+p&h for the tissue.
I cannot express in words how much I loathe 'hoodies'. Hugo has one from school ( a year 12 'thing') and every time I wash it I poke a pantyhose in the front pocket. He finally asked me why and I explained it was to make it easier to disguise his face when pulling a job.
But I really like this one.
It is just as the pattern description states, it is a socially acceptable hoodie (I hate even typing that word).
A well put together PDF. It does make a big sheet but I prefer the paper then tissue for tracing off. I fold mine, in a concertina fashion, and it fits nicely in a large ziplock bag.
Hugo measured in between the extra-small and small so we went with the larger size. As a jumper it works great, as a tee I would size back.
My only detours from the instructions was to press the shoulder seam to the front (evened out the bulky seams better IMO) and I pressed the waistband up and top stitched.
I did baste the neck cowl and hood in place and then stitched in in sections and had to do a little unpicking to remove tucks.
Well worth it for the professional finish.
I really like these patterns. The instructions look brief but they are not, they are just not fluffy. I appreciate the attention to detail, your garment does not look home sewn.
Teenagers like that.
I think this sweater would work equally well in a textured knit, as a more elegant sweater for an older gent.
Father's Day perhaps?
Thanks for popping in!
PS Next up Jedediah trousers again.