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%[…]

My Me-Made-May’15: the pledge

My Me-Made-May’15: the pledge

So, I decided to take part in the Me-Made-May challenge this year. If you haven’t heard of it you can click on the button to the right to read more. This is the first time I take part in the challenge, and I’m rather excited about it. My Me-Made-May’15 pledge: I, Anne Lyth, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’15. I endeavour to wear at least 1 selfmade piece of clothing each day for the duration of May 2015   I have more than a few me-made garments by now, but as my body has changed quite a bit during the last 12 months a lot of don’t actually fit any more. The goal is to find out what gaps I have to fill in my wardrobe to once again be able to wear homemade garments most days of the week from now and into summer. With a fulltime job and two kids and husband it’s not always so easy to find time to sew to myself, but if I can uncover the gaps hopefully the things I do get to make for myself will be successful and not hit-and-miss. I believe the Me-Made-May’15 can help me with that. I will try to post so photos on Instagram of the garments I wear, – though probably not every day. And at the end of the month I will hopefully have a sewing plan for summer ready to share with you, together with the insights I got during the month.   If you too are participating I[…]