One funky hoodie. Two funky thumb holes. Three degrees outside. Yep, it is friggin freezing at the moment in Canberra. 3 degrees and it’s almost lunch time. In fact, it only reached 0 degrees at 10am! Minus 5 when I was supposed to meet the lovely Amanda from bimble and pimble for our Sunday run. Let me point out the obvious - this weather is not at all conducive to run! As a result, my running program has been put on ice until it thaws out. Nevertheless, I made a funky, asymmetrical hoodie in an attempt to brave the outdoors.
|Not sure what's going on with the fabric pulling across my bust - |
doesn't look like this usually (maybe a result of my running bra underneath?)
|Haha - check out those bright white socks!|
I should have coordinated my socks with my shoes. Next time!
|Close up of the thumb hole.... wonky top stitching and all.|
The pocket. This was really simple. I altered the pattern piece, cutting off the extra tringle sections as I wasn’t going to fold those pocket edges under. I then cut a lining piece, sewed the two pieces together (right sides facing), leaving the bottom edge unsewn. Turned the whole thing right side out, ironed, played with my asymmetrical angle on one edge, and top stitched the pocket down. I had originally thought to have two openings, but the pocket gaped like hell, so it top stitched the left hand side down. Asymmetrical goodness. Yeeha.
|Asymmetrical pocket goodness|
Oh, and I'm not sure about my choice of photo shoot for these pics. I saw this graffiti storm drain on the way to the gym and thought I'd stop for an impromptu shoot... thought it screamed "in the hood", but on reflection think it depicts "sad and homeless" (or maybe that's my lack of smiling). I'll aim for a happy photo shoot next time.