|The finished hoodie - Jakob trying to be Dr Spock.|
So I had a rush job on. Make a boys hoodie with pocket by Friday. And it is done. It took me two nights (approx 3 hours altogether). I am much happier with this one, the Merino jerseys I chose were heavier and so held their shape better. Also I was pedantic about the finishing and have used bias binding to prevent stretching around the hood / neck area. The sleeve ends look a lot tidier too, the boys love the semiglove end that a lot of tramping gear has and I know it will be handy down in the cold. I also used stitch number 15 on my Bernina sewing machine, rather than the overlocker and this was very successful.
So what started as two ladies Merino jersey's bought from the Op Shop, are now one boys hoodie to keep him warm.
|Chop off the arms|
|bind the edge of the pocket|
|stitch the pocket on at the top and bottom, matching side seams|