I’ve managed to knock another garment off my pile – a hoodie for the kids. Actually a muslin because I haven’t done a hoodie before nor an open ended zipper. Though most importantly I didn’t trust myself yet to break out the gorgeously soft orange sweatshirting I have in my stash.
So, as always there are some things I will do differently next time. I’ll make the waist and sleeve bands tighter. And, I think I’ll hand baste the zipper in and use a wash away stabiliser too when I top stitch it so it doesn’t pucker. Finally, a bit of contrasting bias tape to cover the seam at the base of the hood will tidy it up.
Note – I didn’t bother putting the pull cord in around the hood this time but will next time and I’ll add a line of stitching for a casing.
For the muslin I used an absolutely awful plastic zipper and the fabric was a rather heavy weight t-shirt jersey with only moderate stretch (from my stash). I won’t ever use a zip like that again – nasty thing. The metal ones must be nicer to work with plus hopefully don’t have a hard, scratchy plate at the bottom of the zip.