Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Iron Craft Challenge #6 Winter Contest

For this week, the challenge is actually a contest, so I will admit to you, I considered skipping it. (I am co-host of the challenge, and I'm not in the running for a prize.)
Then, I was struck by inspiration!
I found a new (to me) jacket at a consignment store. I love the colors, and it fits well. It is the perfect weight for San Francisco. It does have a strange texture. It is like those hotel blankets with a sponge foam layer inside of them. I am a little preoccupied by neoprene like consistency.
I decided to make it feel a little less like a hunting jacket, I would line the hood in a beautiful fabric. Cut to me, searching, hip deep in my stash. I found a perfect piece of Anna Maria Horner fabric!

And voila!

I used a fabric pen, and traced around the hood.
Then cut the piece out,

and sewed up the back seam.
Then, I hand stitched the lining into the hood at the neck, and around the face.
lined hood
I am so pleased with how this turned out. It gives a lovely surprise pop of color in the back.
self, and hoodie
While, I have to say, I was actually in shorts for more than one day last week when I was making this, I am still very sure I will be using it in months when the rest of the country is bragging about their weather.
Stay warm.

Happy Crafting!


Karen said...


kat said...

That turned out so cute! Great idea