Happy Cyber Monday! This is the faux fur lined hoodie that I wanted to make way back in January of this year! When the contests for Patternreview were announced in January, I had intended to make this hoodie for the Upcycle Contest. I thought this faux fur lined hoodie would be a great full circle project. The first lined jacket that I made was a refashion of a pillow sham for my son when he was a toddler! My plans changed once that contest came into being, and I instead made the rain jacket from that questionable caftan. Still, I had this jacket stewing in the back of my mind.
Faux Fur Lined Hoodie
Questionable golf shirt
I started at the thrift store and found this old golfing sweatshirt. The quality of the fabric was great, and olive tones really suit my son. The thick striped ribbing was also in perfect shape and there was plenty for a jacket. The fabric itself has a sweater knit face and a sweatshirt fleece backing. The best feature by far is this awful golf club logo:
Faux fur and striped tee
The striped olive and electric blue striped tee is much more up to date. It’d be a perfect lining for the fronts and the hood.
To finish it off, I picked up some grey faux fur from the “luxury remnants” bin at Colorado Fabrics. Luxury is the right word for this faux fur as it is very warm, unbelievably soft, and with beautiful drape. It also made little to no mess in the cutting process. If you’ve ever worked with faux fur, you know that this is not a small deal. It looked like a yeti had sneezed all over my sewing room after my last faux fur project. I was glad to be spared the constant work with a lint roller!
Pattern: Ottobre 1-2017-37
The pattern is from the Spring 2017 Ottobre Design Magazine.
I like the snap front and the detachable hood. Without the hood, it has a rib knit collar kind that looks very much like a bomber jacket. The hood is a great extra feature especially for our windy weather.
My son wears his hooded jackets nearly year round, and he’s blown out zippers in most of them. Some zippers I’ve been able to fix, and some not, but I’m curious to see if the spring snaps have a longer life span.
There’s single welt pockets that are topstitched to the fronts. It’s a nice sporty look to topstitch the jackets, but practically speaking, it’s nice to have pocket bags that won’t move around at all. I know on my husband’s jacket, I (and he) wish(es) I had done something like that.
I used the striped tee as lining for the fronts and the hood. The stripe looks nice on the inside, and the fact that it covers the pocket bags is a bonus. The sleeves are unlined.
I cut a straight 134 for the jacket, and my only complaint is the hood. It’s a little wide for my son’s head. I’d prefer a hood that would wrap around a little more for warmth sake. He’s not complaining, but sewing for others always reveal those tiny fit issues you’d like to go back and fix.
He’s one happy customer though:
Do you have any projects you meant for earlier in the year that you’re trying to finish up before the New Year?