Meetup 6 Long Hoodie Coverup Robe
Long Hoodie Coverup Robe Meetup 6
You can see the difference where I have taken the leftover fleece and lined the inside of the hood and down to the lapels so it looks nice and feels nice when the hood is on or laying flat. Makes a big difference, in looking home made or not.
1. Lay out your pattern pieces you are using. This pattern will use a Front which is one piece with the hood part, but it has it in two pieces you will have to put together at the circles to give it the full length. I suggest if you are using a lightweight one side fabric, to make the lapels look good and the open hoodie, cut a piece of the same fabric from the top of the hoodie piece on the pattern to where your bottom edge of your lapels will show when folded back. This will save a lot of hand sewing time ,because you can put them together and when you fold back the edge to create the kimono type edge it will fold over the lining of the hood and save time. Then I hand long stitched the seam of the hoodie in the center to hold the hoodie and lining together nicely.
Everything is a test, and it looked like the batting would be nice soft and cozy, but give stability to the front edge.
I ended up with long pieces all the same width and then I piece the batting together to the correct length to lay in the front edge to create a padded band.
Only 4 pieces to layout and cut...quick and easy.
Sewing is really just straight seams except for the hoodie. When you sew it, I did-put the batting in the edging... Top Stitched. Lay the cording in the front edge of the hoodie and stitch before and after the cord insert so you could pull the cord. Put the cord lock on the cord so it wouldn't get lost in the hoodie cap while I did the rest of the cover up.
sew the pocket piece onto the back at the clipped dots and circles where the pattern had pocket placing marked and sew it onto the front side seams where the circles and dots are clipped.
You will have a back piece with pocket side flaps, and 2 front pieces with pocket side flaps. I have already sewn the sleeve piece onto the back and the sleeve pieces onto the front.
When you pin the front to the back you will sew the sleeve top seam and the sleeve bottom seam will go all the way from the end bottom to the side around the pocket piece and down to the bottom of the cover up.
Here I put a pillow in the hoodie part to check how it would look on my head. Periodically when sewing something I will hang it and look at it to keep me going.
Your back piece at the neckline will have to be eased onto the opening at the bottom of the hoody because it is part of the front piece. When you sew the hoodie together down the middle that gives you a center to match to the center of the back piece top.
ON My Hoodie attachment I matched the center and folded the difference at the hoodie to a tiny box fold so it would match the seam length of the back piece neck. Then it would lay flat when not on my head.
I also try it on when it has its side seams sewn to encourage me to finish and to see if there is anything I want to change or add to the piece I am doing.
I did finish the inside seams with a closed zigzag imitating a satin stitch on all the edges trimmed at a quarter inch seam.
When you sew down the side of the side seams you will stop at the clip and sew around the pocket piece and come back in and finish the seam down to the hem.
Bottom hem about 1/2 inch turned up over the front edge interfaced with batting and topstitched. I did the same fold up over batting on the end of the sleeves and gave it a nice professional look. I so love the pockets on this and the softness of the fabric. I probably will hit the Treasure Hunt Room for another print or color in the same type of lightweight fabric. You may see me wearing this with the cashmere type sweater dress. Look for that blog on this SewAlong for a nice Total Outfit that I love doing to wear to work. Why not be beautiful and Comfy at YOUR job?
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