Project

hookie

What are you most proud of? Making it work with this particular fabric. I couldn't find a white cotton sweatshirt fleece and ended up with polyester that only stretched on the length, instead of the width, so I had to change the layout. Also, because the fabric was so stiff, the roomy bodice looked not quite right, so I took it in quite a bit and then had difficulty with the differing lengths of the back and the front. I solved that by following another student's idea of leaving a slit at the bottom of the side seams. I think it worked out pretty well. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure you get quality fabric!

You Can Make This

Mimsicle made hookie with:

Sewing With Knits: 5 Wardrobe Essentials

Online Class

Sewing With Knits: 5 Wardrobe Essentials

with Meg McElwee

  • polyester sweatshirt fleece

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Making it work with this particular fabric. I couldn't find a white cotton sweatshirt fleece and ended up with polyester that only stretched on the length, instead of the width, so I had to change the layout. Also, because the fabric was so stiff, the roomy bodice looked not quite right, so I took it in quite a bit and then had difficulty with the differing lengths of the back and the front. I solved that by following another student's idea of leaving a slit at the bottom of the side seams. I think it worked out pretty well. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure you get quality fabric!

Q&A with Mimsicle

Lynne O asked:
Fantastic fit. I couldn't find the right fleece either and I look as though I have gone up 3 sizes when I put it on, lol. The side slits look really nice.
Mimsicle answered:
I know, right?! LOL

Skill Level

Beginner