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Style Arc Josie hoodie for me

I really, really, really love Clare’s Style Arc Josie hoodie.  So much that I made one for myself.

Style Arc Josie hoodie in knit from The Cloth Shop Ivanhoe

I generally don’t wear hoodies. Actually, this might be my first in recent memory! I do have a hooded cardigan, but not a ‘hoodie’ as such.  And actually, although this pattern is described as a hoodie, I feel that my choice of fabric changes the vibe of it a little.

Style Arc Josie hoodie in knit from The Cloth Shop Ivanhoe

The fabric is a jumper/sweater knit from the remnants bin at The Cloth Shop. Definitely my colours! It was surprisingly easy to work with. I was nervous when cutting because of the potential for the knit to fray or unravel, but with gentle handling it was absolutely fine.

Style Arc Josie hoodie in knit from The Cloth Shop Ivanhoe

I sewed size 12 for myself (I sewed size 4 for Clare).  I used a solid brown jersey for the hem facings and to line the hood.  To line the hood, I cut the hood piece from the solid, sewed the centre back hood seams of both the hood and the lining separately, then sewed around the face opening with the hood and hood lining right sides together.  Then I turned the hood so that the right sides were out, then treated the hood piece as one.  I hope that you can visualise that!

Style Arc Josie hoodie in knit from The Cloth Shop Ivanhoe

Construction was mostly on the overlocker, and I used a zig-zag stitch to secure the facings and sleeve hems. I also used a zig-zag to stitch the seam allowance where the hood joined the body of the hoodie.

Style Arc Josie hoodie in knit from The Cloth Shop Ivanhoe

From the Style Arc website: 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.

josie-hoody

Obviously I left out the drawcord at the bottom.  No buttonholes were going to be made in that fabric for something I would never use!  So overall, great pattern, even for a non-hoodie wearer.

Style Arc Josie hoodie in knit from The Cloth Shop Ivanhoe

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8 thoughts on “Style Arc Josie hoodie for me

  1. Oh, my goodness! I always see that type of knit fabric in the store, but couldn’t imagine what I could make that I would actually wear. Once again, you have shown me the way!

  2. I have often admired that pattern but have a big 4 one which is similar so couldn’t justify it. I do love a hoody for after work and weekend wear. I think that pattern was made for you. It fits perfectly. If you are not convinced by hoods you could switch out the hood for a crew or cowl neck for future versions.

  3. Love your version. I have almost finished one but the facings weren’t working well, fabric choice I think, so i hemmed it instead. Will keep the lining method in mind for another version.

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