Homeboy hoodie for my hubby

Homeboy hoodie for my hubby

Again I have made a garment for my husband, my biggest sewing fan and forever in need of soft and nice wool garments he knows I can make him. Today I want you to meet the navy blue  wool Homeboy Hoodie.. This is not the first time I have made a hoodie, but the first I have made one for my husband. If you followed the Symesterskapet on NRK last year you will have seen me making this beauty in the first episode: Compared to that, this hoodie was a joy to sew. It was fast and easy, and I needed to do just one minimal change. But first things first. Let’s start with the pattern. Homeboy Hoodie After seeing the hoodie Joost made on Instragram I decided to try his pattern. He runs the site MakeMyPattern, which generate patterns for you based on the measurements you type in. He is also generously offering up his patterns for free, but accepts donations to his site. The pattern I used is the Homeboy Hoodie, the first pattern of his that I have tried. I followed the instructions and punched in my husbands measurements, and the pattern was generated as a pdf I could print. Even with failing ink in my printer I got the pattern together fairly quickly, as there isn’t that many pattern pieces. I must also say that I like the way the pattern pieces are marked. A wool fabric.. The fabric I chose for this project is an unbrushed college fabric in 100%[…]

Knitted Marius sweater

Knitted Marius sweater

It has been a while since I last updated my blog. Shame on me. But now I’m back from my Easter holiday in the mountains and can show you my most recent project: a knitted Marius sweater. Knitting versus sewing For the last month I have been knitting on a sweater for myself. I like knitting, but as it’s not as fast as sewing I don’t do much of it. That of course change when holidays come up. We often go away to visit family, and the sewing machine just isn’t all that handy to travel with. Therefore I usually have a knitting project lying around – for those times I want to be creative, but haven’t access to all my sewing stuff. For a while now I’ve been wanting to make myself a new sweater. One of my colleagues at work started knitting on a Marius sweater and I got inspired. The Marius pattern is rather famous in Norway, and you can see the pattern on all sorts of things, -but more than anything on homemade knitted sweaters. I believe the pattern has been around since the 50’s or something, but don’t quote me on that. The Marius sweater pattern The traditional colour palette is blue ground colour with white and red pattern, but I wanted something a little more neutral. That way I can use it with most of my winter wardrobe. It’s of course a little late in the season for super warm woolen sweaters now, but I don’t mind. There will[…]