I recently saw someone post a picture of a unique, slightly cropped, relaxed hoodie and I fell in love. I own quite a few sweatshirt type patterns, but so many of them are fitted, that this look was something that I didn’t quite have in my wardrobe. (I should point out that this pattern looks somewhat similar to to Peek-a-boo pattern’s Pemberley Pullover, but with a hood option, raglan sleeves, relaxed fit, and shorter hemline – in case you’re looking for a similar style with different options)
With cooler temperatures in the forecast this week, I decided to forge ahead and make the Hug Hoodie. I wound up using a yellow French Terry from So Sew English Fabric – unfortunately, this was material that I received in a bundle so I was just a hair short of being able to add a hood (I also had to split the hem band so that there was a seam in the back, too), but the results are still fabulous.
This company was new to me, but I found their instructions easy to follow and there were plenty of pictures that accompanied each step. The pattern pieces went together perfectly and I appreciated all the notches – even on the neckline and cuffs! I know it sounds lazy, but sometimes I just want to sew and not have to find quarter marks on my bindings.
As for the fit, I love it. It’s relaxed, but the crop keeps it from looking “sloppy”. I think it would be perfect with a pair of higher waisted shorts, pants, or even leggings. I’m very excited to wear this in the coming days, but now I think I need to make a version with a hood…. and maybe find more French Terry!