Hatteras Hoodie

June 1, 2017   /   bymotherof5  / Categories :  Feeds
Another sew another Witchery inspired garment.
After perusing her favourite clothing website Liddy made another request.
available from Witchery
My initial thought was 'No chance'
Where on Earth would I find bunny printed cotton fleece?
But I googled and this popped up. 
Spotlight doesn't give you a lot of information but I ordered two metres as soon as it came on sale and crossed my fingers it would be cotton.
It wasn't.
It is polyester. Very velvety on the right side but the nastiest nylon on the inside.
It slipped and stretched as I sewed. I probably should have basted it but I was not basting a flipping hoodie.
It was extremely wide and a generous cut so I was able to cut a size 12 for Lids, the 9 for Tildy (with faux sleeves) and a size 3 for Trixie.
Next, a pattern.
I remembered the Hatteras hoodie had a similar look.
To achieve my Witchery knock off I used View B, re-drafting the neck to View A.
I then added 3 inches to the hems. (Not sure for Trixie's... 1 inch)?
View B is a cropped style.
With a narrow hem, the length is just right.
The weight of the hood was pulling the neck line back so I added a hook-and-eye to Liddy's.
Tilly's doesn't bother her and Trixie's fat tummy keeps hers in place.
The bunnies are very sweet.
I used a silky cotton knit for the hood lining (Eliza's of Sunshine) and some oatmeal ribbing for the cuff (from my stash)
I overlocked the neck edge and covered it with my label tape rather then binding it as instructed.
I do like the binding suggestion though
To achieve the front vents I overlocked the front edge panels before sewing the sleeves.
Then I overlocked the front to backs to just below the under arm seam and the sewed a flat seam on my normal machine and then pressed the seams and hemmed them.
 I didn't have quite enough bunnies to make Tildy's long sleeved so I added a faux long sleeve, underneath.
I simply hemmed the shorter sleeve and then placed both sleep caps together and treated both pieces as one.
 ~Lidia's Verdict~
This hoodie is so comfortable when I first saw it on Witchery I just loved it. I begged and begged mum until she agreed and I am so glad she did as it is so comfortable. It is so velvety on the outside but warm and silky on the inside. I think that the one mum made is my favourite hoodie I will ever get.
~Tilly's verdict~
I like the warm sleeves . I love the bunnies because they are so cute!
They feel like I am cuddling a bunny.
 It works with nearly everything I have in my wardrobe.

I feel happy that Liddy has one because I like wearing her clothes and I more feel grown up and happy to have the same as Trixie. 
~My Verdict~
My first Hey June pattern.
I would recommend this to a beginner, there are sooo many directions.
I didn't enjoy sewing this but I am pretty sure it was the fabric, not the pattern.
The hood pulling back really bugs me but to be fair I swopped it to a View that didn't have a hood.
It was a good PDF that went together well.
Hmmm, possibly the cuteness of those bunnies renders the sewing a little less repugnant. 

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