#9 Everyday Luxe Jersey Hoodie, Size 36
#10 Suopursu Bell-shaped Jersey Skirt, Size 34
This issue of Ottobre Woman is fabulous! I absolutely love this outfit. Fabrics were purchased from Girl Charlee--2 yards of baby blue solid cotton jersey knit (incredibly soft) & paint daubs floral modal cotton jersey knit, It appeared that the two fabrics would be a good match. It is hard to tell when you are shopping online having to rely on your computer screen to discern color, but it proved to be accurate!
I made everything according to Ottobre instructions. Technically, this is a very easy sew.
Look at these beautiful colors! It definitely lends itself to a variety of matching knit tops. The skirt is only ONE piece, which is cut out 3 times with a double layer of fabric. Having bought 2 yards, I have enough left over to make one of my girls a skirt...the one that called dibs on the leftovers first! Three panels are sewn together twice, creating a front and a back. Then you attach the front and the back at the side seams. Hem the bottom (made with my coverstitch machine) and then attach elastic at the top (basted with a zig zag stitch, turned down once and sewn with my coverstitch machine). Finished! How quick and painless is that?
I added a lining to the hood. I don't like to see the seam where the hood pieces are joined. It is rare that I wear a hood that is attached to a shirt. I think of it more as a design feature for looks. I made the lining out of a white jersey knit. I basted the two hood pieces together and then treated them as one when attaching to the neckline. The inner neckline seam is covered by a piece of twill tape, as per the pattern instructions.
The back of the hoodie is a little longer than the front with a split hem at each side. The bottom hem is sewn first and then the side hem is completed after completing the sleeve and side seams.
All I need now is to crochet or knit myself a nice chunky cowl scarf for when it gets cold.
I am wearing a necklace that was made from lava rock from Mt. Vesuvius.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley