I was reminded today by my mother, in her usual unsubtle way, that I have something I had promised to make her... A Sweatshirt Jacket!
Though not hanging to nicely on the hanger, this is the black one I made for myself about 4 years ago... At the time I bought a navy sweatshirt and fabric to make one for my mother... Ya I know! It is high time I get to it!!! So, I will surprize her with it sometime between the time I finish it, and Christmas... and I think I will count it as another UFO finish for Finn's Challenge... 8-)
This next photo shows you the inside of the jacket, and the fabric I decided to use... My mother wants the same design I used on my jacket, but I am kind of thinking I may leave the ...?... Gosh my mind ain't a workin' tonight...?... what's it called? The stuff around the neck, bottom and cuffs of a sweatshirt!? I know what it is, but it escapes me right now!!! Grrrr... Anyway, you know what I am talking about, I may leave it on the bottom of the next one.... I found that the back of mine, and the other gals that learned with me, tented out at the bottom, and it did not look very good. What I did to correct that was open a bit of the bottom binding at the seam on each side and thread some 1/4" elastic through the back, tacked it down on the side seams, and restitched the binding. It does help!
Here is the navy sweatshirt, the fabric I plan to use, and the pattern. I had wanted to use a pattern of tulips, but Mom really likes this braid of sorts...
So, I thought to perhaps do a tutorial of it. Any interest in that?