Fun with Velour and Burda, Part 2
And We Have a Hoodie!
The hoodie is done, and it doesn't look too bad. It wasn't too hard to make, although it was a bit labor intensive with all the stitching, topstitching and trimming. I'm pretty sure it would look just as nice if you left off all the topstitching and just did the hemming required.
Today I finished up the one sleeve, made and attached the hood and finished all the hems. I'd like to note one thing about the hood attachment, because Burda does not seem to add this step in their instructions for any seams like this. You need to staystitch any corners *before* you clip into them. It reinforces the corner, especially in wovens, so that it does not shred out between the stitching and the wearing. The staystitching is a very quick extra step, but well worth it in terms of having extra stability at the corners.
At the front hem, where there is a double layer due to the pocket, I trimmed out the entire hem allowance from the front piece. Since this is thicker fabric, there is no point in having another layer to hem through.
She likes it, and I'm pretty sure it will get a lot of wear! Next up: some skirts for me and a new big project series to begin!
Parting Shot: Holes. Sigh. Guess who again? I can't leave anything plastic lying around or else it will end up with holes from pointy cat teeth. This is a piece of Timtex-like interfacing and a package of Mistyfuse which was brand new! No wonder his previous owners had him declawed. (I'm not a fan of declawing, BTW) Can you imagine the havoc he'd make with teeth and claws?