Enter the HotPatterns Weekender Daytona Hoodie:
|HP Weekender Daytona Hoodie|
|Daytona Hoodie envelope|
Fit and sizing
|Poorly-lit fabric close-up on the ruching above the bust|
A few notes that I took while constructing my wearable muslin
Here are a few things that I jotted down while in the process of constructing my muslin, in case it helps anyone...
- Pattern envelope indicated 3 yards required for long sleeved hoodie version; I cut mine from 2.5 yards without having to squeeze or get creative with my fabric layout.
- Add a notch to the bottom CF of the pocket piece and hoodie front to make it easier to line things up.
- Add a notch to the CB neckline to make it easier to line up the hood.
- The lower notch on the front sleeve (to help act as a guide for gathering) is missing. I eyeballed it from the instructions/line drawing and added my own notch. We'll see how this turns out.
Remember that huge haul of merino jersey knits that I ordered from FabricMart a while back? While they're all lovely, color-wise, and super soft to the touch, and I've now lived with a few garments that I've made from them. I've learned that the lighter weight ones are REALLY lightweight, while still being really drapey and soft. I don't really feel like I should be making anything out of them that isn't intended to be layered from the outset. (Don't you just hate it when that happens?)
That said, as much of a waste as it feels like, I think they'll be a great option for wearable muslins. So....that's what I used for this version of the HP hoodie. I have a really cute rayon jersey that I splurged on from Emma One Sock that I think will be perfect for this pattern, but I want to make sure that I get any kinks worked out before I cut into my expensive fabric. I figure that even if I make a few goofs in my merino wool, this test run will still be a super comfortable top for lounging around the house.