So, I made another hoodie.....
What could I say?
She asked me nicely.
Another Lekala this time #4385.
This Lekala instructions are not overly hand-holdy.
I interfaced the edges that would be sewn to the zipper.
Not in the instructions but it helps prevent the fabric stretching when you sew the zipper in.
I shortened the zipper using this method. To stop the zipper head coming off I tried melting a few teeth (not successfully) but then satin stitched the top with embroidery thread and a big eyed needle.
I used my labelling tape on the neck band, next time I would give the inside hem band the same finish.
The hood was meant to be a single layer with a turned twice hem but I made a lined hood and trimmed the excess of the front.
I think I could have safety sewn it, as it was and gently stretched the two edges to meet.
It took me five hours sewing time but a fair bit of that was getting the pockets just right!
Zara actually wanted me to leave the cuffs off but I talked her into it.
I think it needed them, to balance with the waist band.
This jumper is amazing. I literally haven`t taken it off since Mum finished it. The fit is superb, I absolutely love it!
The hood is really big and wonderful. I love the soft grey and will wear it to many netball trainings and games.
Lekala patterns are amazing. I recommend them to any body who wants a perfectly fitted garment without having to spend hours of time fitting and making a muslin.
I think I may be making a few more of these.
My girls seem to love their active wear.
And I love sewing things they like.
And I love them.
Thank you for reading, as always.