As we begin the new year, self-evaluation always seems to take hold. We set goals and try our hardest to stay on track! If your goal is to get more active or physically fit, the Gordonia Hoodie is a perfect start! This adorable cropped hoodie is a quick and easy make! The soft duo-tone french terry makes it just as stylish as it is functional. How about making a basic tank using one of Mood Fabrics organic cotton knits or try pairing it with our Lotus Leggings? You’ll have a great start to a new workout wardrobe in no time!
All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 30.
Here’s how to sew: (For best results, use an overlock stitch to sew and finish seams)
With right sides of fabric together, pin front to back at side seams and stitch.
Next, pin the shoulder seams together and stitch. Turn and press seams.
Pin sleeves together at underarm seam and stitch.
Fold cuffs along the fold line and stitch at the side seam.
With right sides of fabric together, pin cuffs to sleeve opening and stitch in place.
Turn and press.
Pin hood together and stitch along the center back seam. Turn and press.
On the right side of the fabric, place grommets approximately 1 1/4″ away from the hood opening edge. Once grommets are installed, fold over the edge of the hood and stitch creating the drawcord casing.
Now you can attach your hood to the neck opening. Pin hood to the neck opening and make sure it slightly overlaps at center front. Stitch in place.
Cut the cord to the desired length and use a safety pin to guide it through the hood casing.
Finish bottom edge opening with a twin needle stitch 1″ above the raw edge. You can press flat but keep in mind the fabric is supposed to slightly curl because of the raw edge finish. Adds a cute touch! Don’t you agree? Let’s us know your plans for the Gordonia Hoodie!