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!!
Check out some of the other gorgeous Hoodies made by other testers:
Monday, Apr 27: Coralie at stitch-n-smile.com
Tuesday, Apr 28: Angela at sewingdreamsblog.wordpress.com
Wednesday, Apr 29: Jordan at goddessofsewing.blogspot.com
Thursday, Apr 30: Elsa at lacasacactus.canalblog.com
Monday, May 4: Stacey here at allsewnupbystacey.blogspot.co.uk
Tuesday, May 5: Rachel at onceuponasewingmachine.com
Wednesday, May 6: Debbie at stitchitnow.net