“But its pink” Said Mr T.
“Yep” I replied
“Bright pink” Said Mr T.
“It is” I confirmed.
“And you’re going to make a hoodie. A hoodie” Confirmed Mr T.
“I am” I nodded.
Mr T has this (slightly irrational) hatred of hoodies. Much to his frustration if I get a sweatshirt it almost always has a hood. I am the source of much frustration for the poor guy!
I had seen the Jamie Christina Sol hoodie a while back and when I saw this pink sweat shirting it called to me. Which was weird as I don’t like pink… I have no pink in my wardrobe but once upon a time someone said that I look good in pink and I figured this might work. After all its not completely pink…
Mr T did not approve. Oh well!
I figured that, with the sol hoodie having bands down the zip, I could use a solid pink to tone the end product down. Writing that down it was an assumption that make s no sense, but it was totally logical in my head!
I used matching quilting cotton for the bands (and the ones around the hood) and pink rib for the inside of the hood. I wanted a metal zip for this, but couldn’t find one long enough so white it was.
I was a bit nervous to make this us up. It was a stretch. It was thick fabric. It had thumbs holes in the sleeves! Eep… But in the end it was really easy. The instructions were really clear (and I mostly followed them) and it came together pretty fast. The only bit I struggled with was sewing the zip through the thickness.
This hoodie has been in regular rotation since I finished it up and I really like it. The only difference I will make next time I make is make the sleeves a smidge longer. And as for Mr T, he decreed that the end result “wasn’t as bad” as he thought it would be. I even get to be seen in public with him when I wear it!