Jumper, jacket or hoodie

McCalls 6614 has been in my stash for a while so while doing a few weekend chores these projects diverted my attention.

The front photo on the pattern doesn’t really show these tops up to well but the line drawings do.

This grey top was the test run using a discounted Winter fabric I bought at The Fabric Store a few years ago. 

The fabric has odd lines running through it so I placed the pattern pieces with the lines running up and not across.


Then I played with the back and sleeves to include a bit of reflective tape and white cover stitching.

With flash, you can see the reflective tape


With no flash, the tape is simply piping

Technically speaking, I adjusted the sleeve length by 5cm and the top length by 2cm.


When I saw this print on IG from Darn Cheap Fabrics earlier this year I ran their store and ordered this whole kit.

I’m still not sure what to do with the trim gift.

The only problem was I didn’t order enough rib knit for the cuffs so I substituted this with blue lycra fabric from the stash.

The finished jacket

The jacket has a hood that I didn’t want so I drafted up a simple collar as the substitute.

The jacket is quite heavy and great for cold days.

This meant I needed to be creative with the back neckline so again with a bit of stash diving, I used this elastic as the finish.

Great tush cover

No seam edges were finished because there was no need to finish them. I didn’t want to add bulk and hence waste time when I really should have been doing my weekend chores.

The pockets work!

So to finish off the weekend I dragged out my Fabricline.com fabric purchases and made this top for a new Winter running layer.

This blue is a bit Star Trek.
Beam me up!

This fabric has good wicking properties so I cut this out and sewed it up within about three hours.

You can just see the reflective piping with no flash


Now you can see the reflective piping

Again I used the coverstitching and used the white thread as the contrast.

The leggings pattern is Vogue 1378

I’ll tell you about these leggings (Vogue 1378 Donna Karan) in the next post. I made them late last Winter and then forgot to post up my little review.

After dark hoodie

Well it didn’t take long to make this up on a Sunday afternoon. Below’s the day version.

This day version has been keeping me warm when I’m at the gym in the morning. I keep this on when I’m doing my warm up. That doesn’t take long at the moment.
I’m wearing this with my leather skirt made from a $20 leather jacket.

This is a size 4 and not a size 6.

This body of this version is lined with a fine rayon knit from the stash. Yes Renata, the rayon knit lining was from that Pitt Trading remnant bin again. The burnt velour was from The Remnant Warehouse.


The front panels were cut as 1 piece so the front panel has no horizontal line. The side panels were left as two pieces.

The sleeves and body are shorter by 2cm.

The hem band is slimmer. If I make it again, I’ll leave the hem band off. But the hem band will stay on for a casual gym hoodie.

Sway back adjustment

The hood was cut down and now it’s a soft collar. It’s no more than 15cm wide.

I originally made the hood 10cm wide/long and then I added another 5 cm before I cut the fabric.
There are no pockets on this version and I’ve still included the sleeveband thumb opening.


I’ve now worn it out to dinner on a cold Saturday night and while we had a very late one, this was quiet appropriate to wear to a huge dinner with friends and their families.

PS: Thank you for the comments on my gym wear. I do wear my gym wear to the gym so while the top and tights are classed as lounge wear, they don’t get much lounging.