Hello again and excuse me for the late post!
Among other projects that I had going on these past few days, I made this beautiful, elegant and reaaaally soft knit jacket for my best friend. She wanted it to be long and also with a big elvish hood. So I did my best to give her what she asked for!
Anyway, I am posting photos of the process, it is a very basic process, some parts didn’t even need hemming! And a quick one also, except the part of the pockets that really took me a lot of time and effort to achieve a nice look.
You can DIY your desired pattern by picking a t-shirt that fits well, extend the bottom (if you want to). For the sleeve part, you can either pick an old t-shirt and cut it closely to the seamlines and use it as your pattern, or simply draw a rectangle and at the end draw a ying-yang type of “S”. You can also make a kimono kind of sleeve by simply drawing a rectangle!
Here I tried some stitch adjustments. I always do that, especially when I have to sew a fabric that I haven’t sewn before
I used a triple stitch (stretch stitch) and a slighltly zigzag stitch for the parts that don’t need so much stretch (for example, the hood, it is already big, but even if it wasn’t, no one usually stretches a hood.)
I really like that natural “curl” of my fabric so I didn’t hem the end of the sleeves.
But, I didn’t like the front “curl” because instead of going inside-out, it went the opposite way. So I hemmed the front pieces. I didn’t add buttons or a zipper because my friend didn’t want any
I put on the sleeves.
Ι put together the 3 parts of the hood and attached it to the body.
I made two pockets.
I hemmed the bottom.
Tell me what you think!
See you all soon! -Fotini