Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Burda 1/2018 #119 in POLKA DOTS!

I made this hoodie a few years ago (here). WOW, time flies! I wear it ALL THE TIME and have intended to make a 2nd one for forever. 

I picked up this polka-dot sweatshirt fleece on my trip to Fabric Mart in 2018, so it was long overdue to be sewn up. 

I used a straight size 40, same as last time. I added 1" to the sleeve length and did a slash and spread vertically on the pocket to add an inch. Look at the difference! So much more useful now!

Everything about this pattern is just so perfect to me! I love the shoulder line, the sleeve, the binding, the curved seams, the length, the hood fits...it's just AWESOME!!

I didn't have any black bias tape and was going back and forth on adding a pop of color. Ultimately, I decided to just take advantage of the white dots. I actually used an off-white as the white seemed to be too bright. I really love the binding details included on this pattern!!

I went with a black nylon zipper, eyelets for the drawstring, some white cording, and silver cord stops. 

I am coming to like dropped shoulders now that I am less busty. The sleeves are nice and roomy. The have this large pleat at the top and the lower edge is eased into a cuff.


I wear this one all the time too and sometimes there's a little competition between which hoodie will win the day :-p 


This is what I wore to work today but I had a solid cardigan on hand that I swapped out for the 2 interviews I held! hahahaha! No one knew I was sporting leggings and sneakers. I guess there's a silver lining to be found in eternally working from home :-p




15 comments:

  1. I love this! Great design features! What’s not to love about polka dots!,

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  2. Love this! The white binding looks very profesh.

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  3. It's darling and that curved hem is very flattering.

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  4. Oh my gosh I love it - we are going to Disney World and I am going to make one for myself to wear while there

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  5. It is very cute and looks great on you! The pocket expansion is big improvement over the original.

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  6. Your edgestitching is a masterpiece - do you use a special foot?

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  7. So cute! The trim looks so awesome and the curved hem looks fantastic.

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  8. I LOVE this, but I am a sucker for polka dots (& hoodies)
    Kelly

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  9. The hoodie looks great! I can see why you wear it a lot!

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  10. Very nicely done -- and don't you love it when you can reach into your closet for something that you made years ago, but remains a favorite? I just did the same thing with a reversible hooded fleece knee length coat today! I made this probably about six or seven years ago, but I always reach for it, especially when the cold winter winds blow. I really like the style of your hoodie and may make one for myself. It's several steps above the standard store bought ones - very stylish! You do such good work!

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  11. Dear KS_Sews:
    So cute!
    Is the binding you used knit or woven?
    Thanks!
    Lee

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    1. Hi Lee! Woven binding! On a garment like this, where I’m not really dependent on the stretch where it’s bound, woven is fine:)

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