Friday, May 17, 2013

Finish it Friday: The Avocado Hoodie

Today's finish is a very special one for me: my first clothing item! I found the Avocado hoodie pattern during the Sew Mama Sew giveaways and decided to give it a try.  I brought my finished hoodie with me this week to California to take pictures of it in action.

The pattern was for the most part clear and easy to follow (obviously I managed to make a decently successful hoodie from it). I would attribute my difficulties with a few areas within the pattern to the fact that I had never read a clothing pattern before and just didn't know what some of the terms meant.

I did make a few changes to the pattern and once I hunt down some different fabric and remake it I will make more changes.  I want to make the body and arms a bit longer. I lined the hood with a cute jersey fabric and made the cuffs from the same jersey I used in the pocket.  Some of the neat features about this pattern are the pocket tabs that stick out, the optional overlapping hood and thumb holes in the cuffs.

The hoodie fits great, although it is a little short. I estimate that I lost 3" in length to my own mistakes pattern-reading.  I'm anxious to find the perfect fabric and start on hoodie version 2.0!

You can buy the Avocado hoodie pattern here.

Linking to Finish it Friday.


  1. We must be on the same sewing wavelength; I just finished my first clothing item too (a skirt).

    I agree it seems a little short but other than that it looks great! I hope your vacation is as awesome as the photos look and good luck on the NCLEX