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Mar 25, 2015

Peter Models the Zip-Front Hoodie and Tan Dress Pants!



The hoodie is officially in the house!  To see me modeling it, just click here.

But that's not all -- you'll also get to see me sporting the preppy tan dress pants I recently completed from a vintage 60's Simplicity pattern.

Not for the first time, the weather didn't entirely play along with the clothes I was wearing in the photo shoot, but I am hopeful that in the coming weeks temperatures will rise and I can put these garments into full rotation.

If this hoodie wasn't quite the "comfort sewing" exercise I'd been looking for, it's proving super-comfy in the wearing.  I don't want to take it off -- ever!

Is there a zip-front hoodie in your future?

Have a great day, everybody!

Grommets make me happy.

13 comments:

  1. Good to see the sidewalks w/out snow.

    The hoodie looks long enough to keep your mid-section warm and it's very nice fabric. Well done!

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  2. I have become the pullover hoodie person (wearing one now to keep WARM). I overload the front pocket with scissors and pin containers and snacks. And even more recently - taking off the hood and rearranging it into a funnel neck with drawstring. Brrrrrr.

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  3. Glad to see someone make that hoodie pattern and make it look good! I have stashed away somewhere...

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  4. Wow. It all looks great. The workmanship is top notch.
    The model is a wasp waisted beauty. You always do such a great job.

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  5. How dare it be sunny in NY and not here! Nice work though, the trouser side pockets are very good.

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  6. It looks great! Love that you're rocking your newly dyed shirt too!

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  7. How is the sizing on M5252? A few years ago I tried to make the similar styled M5538 as fleece jackets for Christmas presents and the sizing was horribly off. The medium size I sewed ended up equivalent of XXL ready to wear. Since then I have hesitated to sew McCall unisex patterns.

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    1. I would say the sizing is generous. I made the Small (the smallest size) without any significant alterations and I'm on the short side (5'7").

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  8. Excellent workmanship and beautiful clothes!!! I am so jealous of your skills.

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  9. Peter, I just wanted to thank you for your sewing inspiration. I have returned to sewing for myself after a long hiatus due, in large part, to this here blog and all the great projects you have taken on. Mil gracias! Anna

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    1. That's great to hear, Anna. Thank you!

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  10. Peter, I'm diggin the whole look. I really enjoy seeing how you work/mix/model all the pieces together, hoodie, shirt, pants, shoes, etc. The fabric for the hoodie looks really comfy.

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  11. The whole outfit looks amazing! The colors go very well, including the shirt! The hoodie fabric really works well. I like the drawstring and grommets. Makes the hoodie more practical.

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