Tuesday, March 1, 2016

SBCC Brooklyn Hoodie Revisited

I went back for seconds of the Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick Brooklyn Hoodie and I'm so glad I did.  I love this pattern! This time I chose the shorter version and added rib knit trim for the hem and wrist bands, and I'm happy with both of those changes.  After sewing the longer version and also trying the Seamwork Oslo, I've decided that I really don't like things that go too far below my hips.
The french terry fabric and coordinating rib knit are from Hell Gate Fabrics and both are amazing. It's the same fabric that is used on the SBCC pattern sewalong and envelope.   
I cut a small but shaved off an additional 1/4 inch when I pushed the side seams through my serger.  The terry is very stretchy and I wanted to start with a slimmer fit. SBCC patterns are made for petites.  I'm just a smidge under 5'4 and I have a long torso, but the short version is perfect on me without lengthening it. 
I will be making this pattern again and again.  I think I've done a good job of keeping my focus on making pieces that fit into my every day life instead of sewing things I won't get as much use out of.  In the sewing world I think that's called making cake instead of frosting.  And I don't wear a party dress out with these two hoodlums.  They took my pictures for this post and I think they did pretty good considering they didn't want to do it at all.  Happy sewing!