Piece of cake – Kwik Sew 3693

While I was on holidays I did enjoyed a few local delights in the States – with glee. So now I’m back home, winter has arrived and I’m training in the mornings to get rid of those excess kilos of ‘delight’. 

This fleece jacket is Kwik Sew 3693. A good basic hoodie jacket that uses minimal pieces and very few notions. Just one long open-ended zipper in any style or configuration is all you need plus thread. Imagine using a swarovski zipper for a swanky jacket? Imagine…
I really got used to Hawaii’s weather. This cold is such a stark change from wearing shorts and swimmers everyday.
Would you believe these tights/leggings kept me cosy too? The combed fabric and long leg style did the trick. But I digress…

The fleece jacket is a navy colour. I have to play with the camera settings bit more to get the colour right. There’s no lining in this jacket so it was quick to make up.
By the way, the pockets are sewn on after you’ve finished the jacket so the pockets will always sit in the righ position for your hands.

This is ‘as good as it gets’ at 6am in the morning

I followed the instructions and Kwik Sew instructions are really clear and simple to follow. If your zipper is bigger that the pattern suggests, use it because it will bring the hood up closer to your face and keep you warmer in the cold. See the second picture from the top.

I can’t really blame these Hawaiian cookies pictured for my self-inflicted weight predicament. Nor can I blame the cinnabons I ate with Shannon, the great Mexican food I enjoyed with Grace, Chai lattes, cake donuts with icing,  hot dog at the Mets game, Crackerjacks, burgers, pizza or cakes from Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, NJ. Oh and not the Mac Attack (3 types of mac n cheese) I had for lunch with Kyle and those donuts!! But I had to try them all.
I can only blame moi.

Next up
I wasn’t able to post much, or reply to comments or sew while I was on holidays in the States but my next few posts will show the sewing aspect of this trip.
I’ve already mentioned the food 🙂

Thank you all for reading the interviews I did post while I was on holidays. I thought this might give you something different to read for a change.
Thanks Mari, Laura and Lena for preparing your responses. I have enjoyed working with you.


  1. I'm always so impressed by your dedication to exercise – I'd prefer to be comfy on he lounge with a cosy hoodie like that instead of being out in the cold!


  2. Nice work!

    It's only natural to, ahem, prepare for winter by eating more! 🙂 For us in the Uk, this coincides with Christmas which if most useful.


  3. WELCOME HOME!!! Love your hoodie. Definitely need it in this weather – especially after coming back from the warm northern hemisphere.

    Sounds like you had a hoot over in the US. And there is no food blame on hols. Seriously – I am jealous of that Mac and Cheese!

    Looking forward to more posts about the tripl


  4. You didn't mention your trip last Sunday! Great hoodie – but no amount of polar fleece would have me running around outside in this weather.


  5. I am still dreaming about those Cinnabon rolls. 🙂 So yummy! I had so much fun meeting you. Wonderful to see you are home safely! Great job on your early morning exercise routine and your new warm jacket. I appreciated the comment about using a longer zipper if that is all you have so that it will zip up higher to keep your neck warm. I am such a rule follower at times, not sure I would have thought of that!


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