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A Raven Hoodie + A Shop Update

Shop News, Raven Hoodie & PantsErinComment

I am happy to report that a few of the projects on my to do list were completed, or nearly completed, today.  Here's the first of several new items that I am sewing for my daughter from our latest pattern collection.  Speaking of new patterns, I wanted to mention that we are very close to opening up the shop for pre-orders.  Fingers crossed for this Friday!!

Raven Hoodie from the Front/Echino Fabric
Raven Hoodie from the Front/Echino Fabric

This Raven Hoodie features a 2009 Echino print on linen/cotton.  For those of you not familiar with this fabric (though I am sure most of you are), it has a lot of striking colors and distinct design elements to it.  It is also the perfect fabric to pair with the Raven Hoodie because the Hoodie has such clean lines--it doesn't compete with the fabric.  Here's what the fabric panel looks like in whole:

When I bought this fabric on sale, I had no specific plan for it in mind.  In my typical fashion, I purchased only 1 yard of it and, of course, I needed about a quarter more for this project.   So, channelling Tim Gunn, I made it work.  In most cases, a yard would have been just fine for the size 3T, but this is quirky fabric. I really had to think through the layout carefully to capture all of the elements just right.  So what you don't see in this version is a stealth seam running under the belt on the back piece where I pieced together the fabric. Clever, eh?  Good thing the Hoodie is completely lined!

Raven Hoodie from the Back/Echino Fabric
Raven Hoodie from the Back/Echino Fabric

I have another look planned to show you tomorrow.

Happy Sewing!

~Erin