It's been a while since I have pulled out an Ottobre pattern. I should do this more often; I forget how much I love the way Ottobre patterns fit. Most times it equals a successful sew for me.
The fabric recommended for this pattern is a sweatshirt knit, but I used a DBP from Knitpop. It feels so light and soft. The hoodie is longer on me than what is pictured in the issue, but this is normal for me. I am actually liking the longer length so I can wear it with my Ottobre Jeggings.
Instead of grommets on the hood, I made button holes so they would blend in better with the fabric.
I love how the raglan sleeves have a curve. I used a solid fabric so this design feature would be more obvious. Ottobre's instructions on how to assemble the pockets worked flawlessly. I definitely recommend tracing out the pocket opening on tissue paper as instructed for a stitching guide. I was pleasantly surprised at how nice these came together.
It's hard to tell there are even pockets until you stick your hands in them. One thing I did not anticipate and perhaps it was due to my fabric choice, but the pockets hung slightly lower than my hem. If I make this again, I will either add length or just raise the pocket an inch. The pockets would actually work better for me if I raised them. To remedy this, I tacked the bottom of my pockets to the turned-up-hem stitching.
And the back view....
The pattern also comes with a sleeve cuff, but I didn't use it. I slipped it on and discovered the sleeves were really long and just turning up a 1 inch hem would be sufficient.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley