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New Wave Hoody

May 13, 2011

Another out of season necessity, a long sleeve knit top. I don’t often buy Kwik Sew patterns because they’re almost never on sale and are usually pretty basic or not so stylish, but they always have great basics like active wear and jeans. This sweat shirt stuck out to me though because you don’t see so many hoody patterns that are not just baggy unisex things, and it’s got a little bit of an 80s new wave vibe to it. I made it out of several old t-shirts that i never wore, the many pieces make it perfect for reusing t-shirts if you have a lot.

Pattern: Kwik Sew 3669

Fabric: White, grey, and black t-shirts

Pattern Description: Pull-over tops have insets on front and back and bottom band. View A is made from four different fabrics, has hood, full length sleeves with cuffs, and right sleeve has inset from contrast fabric. View B is made from two different fabrics, has neckband, and short sleeves with cuffs.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Mostly, I mixed the two versions together using the hood and sleeves from view A and the length of view B.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, nice and straight forward as always with Kwik Sew. The really fun thing about Kwik Sew instructions is at the end it tells you Congratulations!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the fit and the interesting detail of the stripes, but I wish there was also a plain version so you could make it without the stripes (I don’t have the patients to draft my own version out of the current pieces).

Pattern Sizing: XS-XL, I cut a Small

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: Only to combine the two versions and use old t-shirts instead of new fabric.

Would you sew it again? Yes, but not for a while because the stripes are very distinctive.

Would you recommend it to others? Yes! It’s probably a style more geared towards younger sewers.

~Molly

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. May 13, 2011 8:08 am

    super cute!!! I have to add that pattern to my wish list.

  2. May 14, 2011 7:26 am

    Nice! I’ve never made a Kwik Sew pattern. That’s so cool that it says congratulations at the end. I like the funky stripe. It definitely has an 80’s vibe.

  3. House of Pinheiro permalink
    May 17, 2011 10:19 am

    Wowwww, really cute ! How I can follow yor blog?

  4. May 18, 2011 6:42 am

    That’s a great re-use of old Tshirts! It looks really cute. And I love too how the instructions say congratulations!

  5. May 18, 2011 7:33 am

    Love your hoody!

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