Friday, May 29, 2015

Lillestoff contest output part 3: Boy hoodie and skirt

This is my third and last post on the fabrics I won in the Lillestoff contest. This time I am showing you the results of the hoodie and skirt idea that helped me win the fabric. The earlier posts on these fabrics are here and here.


Both the garments I am showing today have a large portion of self drafting in them. I do not know when you can say you drafted a pattern yourself. Is it important that you didn't use any pre-existing pattern or is it enough if you significantly altered a pattern? I am curious to hear your opinions.


The hoodie I cut based on three already cut patterns I had laying around. These were two Ottobre patterns, from one I used the armholes, neckline and hood. From another I used the width and length and from the Julia pattern I used the idea and height of the kangaroo pocket.


The width of the kangaroo pocket was determined by the fabric's print. I took four columns of faces and cut two times one column of faces for each side panel. I first sewed the kangeroo pocket and side panels before I cut the armholes. I had to do this because the main panel ended very close to the armholes.


I lined the hood with the black and white striped fabric. The combination with the faces fabric is lovely. I forgot to take a picture showing the inside of the hood, but you can see how well they math here.


I finished the hood with the same technique as I used for the Theo polo, only with a much narrower strip. I cut straight down at the centre of the panel. I used my serger to attach the bias strip beginning a centimeter from the bottom of the cut, all along the hood and down the cut again. I sewed the bias in place with my twin needle. Although I used white matching bobbin thread the small zigzag on the inside of the hood bothers me a bit.


The fit is perfect, my son can totally lift his arms without his belly showing. He loves the kangaroo pocket, especially putting is arms through totally.



For my daughter's skirt I eyeballed a waistband and cut a A-line skirt. The uni-colored orange is a very stretchy interlock with great recovery, perfect for waistbands. I added double bias pockets to create an nice transistion between the different fabrics.The pockets were inspired by the swing skirt (the shape) and the princess castle dress (one layer pockets sewn to the outer jersey fabric).



The suns fabric and both striped fabrics are almost totally used. From the interlock I still have a good piece left and will come in handy for future skirts, I love orange. I also have a good deal left from the faces fabrics but decided to give it to a friend who also loves Lillestoff.


This series therefore has come to an end. I managed to sewed up five garments from the fabric, thanks Lillestoff!



I love to hear what you think of my creations. Feel free to leave a comment in the language you prefer (although Google translate might have to assist me if you choose something different than English, German, Dutch or Hungarian).

14 comments:

  1. Wat is die stof met gezichtjes leuk! Ik vind het ook lastig mbt patronen. Ik ben net begonnen mij te verdiepen in patroontekenen. Ik heb tot nu toe alleen simpele rokjes zelf getekend die ik ook verkoop. Maar ik wil meer :)

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    1. Ik vind het heel leuk dat aanpassen etc. Ik dacht dat ik dan eerst echt moest leren patroon tekenen, maar ik merk dat het helemaal niet nodig is. Bestaande patronen aanpassen vergt weinig kennis van hoe je het zou maken uit niks.

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  2. Wat een leuke zomerse creaties!

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    1. ja, laat de zomer nu ook maar eindelijk eens beginnen!

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  3. Tof! Ik vind dat je best mag zeggen dat je het patroon zelf gemaakt hebt op deze manier ;)

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    1. Mooi :) Ik heb een franse surve liniaal gekocht, zodat ik ook een wat officiëler eigen armsgat kan tekenen. Ik zou het best leuk vinden om eens een eigen patroontje op de blog te zetten.

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  4. Ooo zo'n leuk rokje! Ga ik ook eens proberen.

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    1. Succes, heb je eigenlijk ook zelf een blog?

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  5. Two lovely and practical items! Love that print combined with the stripe!

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    1. Indeed, a big advantage of when others combine for you, you learn to see new possibilities.

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  6. Wat een heerlijk stofje, super in combinatie met die streepjes!

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  7. Ha, I had a skirt drafted just llike that but forgot about it. I still love that pocket. And the hoodie looks great to! GReat ideas and drafting. Well done.

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