Sunday 3 May 2015

Pattern release and giveaway - Jacqueline Hoodie by Itch to Stitch

I love love LOVE this jacket!! Another beautifully wearable design from Kennis at Itch to Stitch Designs! Stylish and so practical - I have already had tonnes of wear out of mine.

This hoodie is so full of pretty features including A LOT of double topstitching - a bit time consuming - but so worth the effort. I wouldn't have left it off, because it adds stuff wonderful detail and a real professional finish. But if you're in a rush to wear your hoodie you could compromise with a single topstitch!!

And there are lots of options to customise this jacket and make it your own - there is the option to have welt pockets, buttons and epaulettes - or you can leave them all off for a simpler look. I went with a simple version with no buttons - but I will definitely be making myself another with the front button detail - look how cool it is!!!

I also decided to omit the snaps - I didn't want them to show when the jacket was undone - and I found that my overlapped pieces stayed in position well without them.

The hood is a three piece hood - so it has a lovely fit, and it's lined - so is super neat inside and out. The front edge of the hood is finished with a binding.

I made a small - but because of the looser fit style of the jacket I think I might make my next one an extra small for a more fitted look. Although I love how comfy and warm this one is!

I used a ponte roma knit for my version - I love the teal colour - but it did cause me some issues to try and match a zip, thread and buttons to!!

The pattern is available HERE and is currently 20% off - it comes in sizes XXS - XL. As with all the other Itch to Stitch Patterns - this one includes clear detailed instructions with excellent illustrations to help guide you through the construction. It also includes the layers feature - so you only have to print the size(s) you want.

Or if you fancy your chances at winning the pattern - enter the competition below - Good luck and happy sewing!!

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Check out some of the other gorgeous Hoodies made by other testers:
Monday, Apr 27: Coralie  at
Tuesday, Apr 28: Angela at
Wednesday, Apr 29: Jordan at
Thursday, Apr 30: Elsa at
Monday, May 4: Stacey here at
Tuesday, May 5: Rachel at
Wednesday, May 6: Debbie at