Here’s where my stripe hoodie inspiration came from
I love Lululemon jackets, Nike jackets even the Aldi jacket I bought last year.
Rhianna wore a cool version too.
Then I found this…so I had to stop researching and decide on what to make.
Then I made this.
Playing with the stripes and matching them kept me pondering for days. I had to keep putting this project down between each step.
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.
I drafted this to cover my neck.
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.
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.
I couldn’t resist this measuring tape trim #sewinggeek.
And that’s my Jaywalk hoodie:)
Stripes and polo tops made sense to me, especially for weekend wear. The Jaywalk fabric from Tessutis was perfect for these tops.
I had been mulling about how to use this stripe fabric and created a Stripe pinterest board. And then I realised, I wear polo type tops on weekends anyway, hence a couple of Jaywalk tees.
Here’s where I started. The Alexa tee front piece is divided into 3 angled sections.
I’ve numbered each section and sewn these together before sewing the top.
The top piece has the stripes running across the body so this was a key piece to get right.
Then I had to match up the stripes on the sleeve.
Here’s how I had to pin the centre back together.
The collar and collar facing were taken from Butterick 3386 that I’ve used before.
See how the lines match on the sleeve and under the sleeve?
Once I’d figured out the construction, I made this again.
And I promptly wore this version last weekend.
Excuse this rear view.
Please feel free to make your own version.