Every time I see Clare wearing this I say “nice hoodie”.
This is one of those times where I got the fabric and pattern combination exactly right! The quilted knit was from Darn Cheap Fabrics, but I’m pretty sure that I’ve spotted it at other fabric shops around Melbourne too. It was bought with a garment for me in mind, but Clare snaffled it instead. That is beginning to happen more and more often…
I lined the hood with a striped pique knit remnant that I’d picked up somewhere around the traps (maybe from the Sewjourn exchange bin?) which was both the perfect weight and colourway to coordinate with the quilted knit. I used the same striped knit for the hemline facing.
Style Arc describe the Josie hoodie as follows: This designer raglan sleeve hoody with its shaped corded hemline, along with the beautifulfunnel neck hood, is a perfect trans seasonal top. FABRIC SUGGESTION Baby Wool, Sweater Knit, Fleecy.
I sewed size 4 for Clare. I was concerned that the arms would be a bit too long as drafted, and we did shorten them after trying it on. The shoulder darts give a really nice fit across the shoulders. Raglan sleeves really do benefit from that dart!
Clare didn’t want the cord in the hemline, which made sewing this hoodie that little bit faster. I’d say that this has been one of Clare’s most regularly worn winter garments.