My 2nd make for #bhmpatterndesigners challenge is a pretty fab hoodie! It’s the Made It Patterns Hug Hoodie! I had so much fun making this pattern, from fabric choice to actually sewing it up! Definitely my new favourite hoodie and hubby totally agrees! This is actually not my first time making one of their patterns so I knew I would love this one too. I made the Glide Jacket for a flashback challenge in 90s style and at the time, I was a beginner (that is an intermediate/advanced pattern!). Made It Patterns have amazing instructions! The Hug was no exception! There was even some humour in there. 🙂
The Hug hoodie is designed to have a very loose and relaxed fit. I wanted it to be semi-fitted so I made size 12 instead of 14 as recommended on the size chart. I went by finished garment measurements instead. The only change I made was to shorten the sleeves 2 inches, those sleeves were super long! Even with 2 inches off, they still come half way down my hands for that cozy feel. I left the body length as is though I usually shorten every single pattern under the sun, just because the front is already designed to be a little more cropped.
I love the simple construction of this hoodie! Raglan sleeves are amazing and I really enjoyed putting this together. I made the version with the lined hood which is super cute! The crossover front band construction was interesting and surprised me pleasantly. I love how the design lines allow for colourblocking too and I took advantage of that! The name Hug is so fitting! That crossover detail really stands out and gives the illusion of a hug.. absolutely love it! This is surely not my last Hug Hoodie!
The main fabric on my hoodie is the Orange Geometric Print fabric offered for #bhmpd this year! Nateida designed three prints with the help of an illustrator and we both made samples to showcase the fabrics. This one I got on cotton spandex jersey which is super soft and stretchy. It is not too thick, so perfect for my tropical climate. And the complimentary orange solid I used is the Catalina Knit by Robert Kaufman, also a cotton spandex jersey. So I used the plain orange fabric for the sleeves, bands and hood lining. I love this geometric print because you can choose one of the colours to use as a complimentary solid. There are shades of pink, orange, yellow and of course white so lots of options. I think this may be my favourite print of the 3 designs in the shop.
If you feel inspired and want to grab any of the fabrics from the shop, Nateida is offering a birthday discount from February 1st to 9th with the code: BIRTHDAY. Remember there are other #bhmpd goodies on there too and they are all LIMITED EDITION so they won’t be available after the challenge ends. Stay tuned for my next sample and make to sure to follow Nateida @sewnaturaldane, Tea @crumpetsteaandsewing, Crystal @crystalsewsandstuff, and Dita @divinedita for all the ideas and inspiration during the challenge!