Jaywalk (Alexa/Avocado) hoodie

Here’s where my stripe hoodie inspiration came from

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I love Lululemon jackets, Nike jackets even the Aldi jacket I bought last year.
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Rhianna wore a cool version too.
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Then I found this…so I had to stop researching and decide on what to make.

Then I made this.

This is a blend of Tessuti’s Alexa tee (body and sleeves) with Avocado hoodie (hood and sleeve cuffs with thumb hole).

Playing with the stripes and matching them kept me pondering for days. I had to keep putting this project down between each step.


Hoodie:

I did plan and make the hoodie but placing a zip on zip off piece across the back neckline didn’t work. The hoodie stripes on the outside are vertical and on the inside they are horizontal, so when I wear it, it becomes a hood/cape/collar.


Neckline:
I drafted this to cover my neck.

Sleeves:
Anita’s sleeves are a good fit and length but my idea is to wear this to the gym during the winter, hence the thumbhole sleeve cuffs.


Pockets:
After speaking all things activewear with Susan (measuretwicecutonce) and Joanne, it was really clear that zippered pockets in a seam line are the strongest. But I made these pockets not on the seamline. 


My RTW jacket has the pocket bag sewn into the hem and into the zipper, so that’s what I did.

Zipper tape:
I couldn’t resist this measuring tape trim #sewinggeek.


And that’s my Jaywalk hoodie:)



41 comments

  1. OMG, that stripe matching (even across the sleeves and shoulders at crazy angles!) is amazing. You are a sewing goddess.

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  2. I totally love this jacket Maria! It looks great on you, and it is a super stylin' athletic jacket. Nice, nice work!!

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  3. I'd better go find some stripey fabric first…. And make the teen's deer patterned Avocado first too, she's been waiting on that for a while. 🙂

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  4. Again, I love your work!! I've been trying to get my head around converting a cardigan to a high necked zippered top for this winter and – bam – you've done it, with chevrons to boot! May I come & live in your sewing room, please 😉

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  5. The diagonal stripes are really very flattering. I might need a lesson on installing these open ended zips. They really give me trouble!

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  6. Sure. Just run the bodice neckline up say 6cm-ish on both the front and back bodice pieces.
    Looking forward to seeing you at Frocktails.

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  7. I did have to grab a cuppa during this bit, but once this was sewn up, I couldn't believe how quick this was to do.

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  8. Zomg your version is way better than all the inspiration ones. Love the slightly raised collar and the way you've matched all the stripes everywhere. Also love that you used a softer fabric rather than a sweatshirting type. It's very feminine!

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