Remember the white hoodie I made last month? The only time I don’t wear it is at work, it’s just so cosy and goes with everything. So I thought I needed to remedy the situation!
Obviously with wearing a uniform I can’t just go out and buy fabric and make something to wear for work. But I did come across 2 old fleeces with broken zips that were quite large and would otherwise be going in the bin!
From start to finish it took about 3 hours to make. I didn’t go to town with the top stitching like the white one, mainly because it was for work, but also because my machine struggled with this thick fabric.
The double ended zip was from Fabworks – 25p! The pattern was won an the fabric upcycled! So all in all a cheap make!
I used twill tape to neaten the seam where the hood is attached. I won’t be using a contrasting one again – it wasn’t as neat as I would have liked. Passable, just!
I stitched my epaulettes directly onto the hoodie as they often fall off when I’m carrying the heavy rucksack on my shoulder on my other jackets.
All in all its a winner. During the cold spell last week it was an extra layer – 3 coats I had on at one job was I was outside for ages. And this is the only one with a cosy hood.
Well, that’s it! Just a quick one tonight – I’m on my break and I’m trying to eat my chicken kebab! 😃