Hi my dears,
This is a very exciting couple outfit post! We have a pair of hoodies!! This post involves one full garment construction (my hoodie) and one refashion (his).
I had been wanting to make a hoodie for myself for a while since my old one was a bit small for me. One day, we were outside and it was getting cold. David had in his backpack a hoodie, gift from his sister from a trip to Germany. He let me borrow it and I was surprised by how comfortable and warm it was. I decided this was the hoodie I wanted to make.
The full garment construction:
My last pattern hack gave me the confidence to copy simple patterns from ready to wear, it is easy! The hoodie pattern was very simple. There were only three pieces to it; the hood, the sleeve and the bodice. The back and front of the sleeve were symmetric as well as the bodice front and back except for the neck line.
After adding seam allowances, I cut all of my pattern pieces in a deliciously soft and warm black cotton fleece I got from Globetex. To add personality, I also cut the bodice front and the hood in a double knit that is almost like a chevron houndstooth, which I purchased online from the fashion fabrics club.
Super comfy and delicious!!! I feel pretty pink and relaxed when I wear it!! I have worn it almost every day since I made it!!
David had mentioned that he didn’t quite like the letters ‘DEUTSCHLAND’ printed on the front of the hoodie, so I decided to do something about it since I it certainly felt a bit awkward wearing the hoodie as it was. Do you ever feel awkward wearing garments with names of countries?? (I ❤ NY)
I had a pretty similar chevron houndstooth double knit in browns and grays from the purchase. I decided to use it to cover the front of his hoodie and get rid of the awkwardness.
He likes it better now and I feel happy when we wear it together!! ❤ ❤ ❤
I LOVE it!!
Do you like it? What do you think about couple outfits?? Have you ever copied a pattern from ready to wear? Do you do refashions to feel better in garments you own?
PS. Here is the link to David’s blog where he talks about interesting stuff.