My original plan for this top was just going to be a comfortable and warm hoodie, but it kind of evolved as I was making it. I started by cutting around an old favourite hoodie that I have just about worn to death. It is tired, pilled, faded but oh, so comfy. The shape started as just a normal sweatshirt, however on trying it on, it just looked blah. Plus I didn’t have any ribbing or enough fabric for the hood, so really my plan was doomed from the start.
The colour is a light aubergine, not one I would normally wear, but it feels really appropriate for winter. I only seem to wear it with black but that is the majoirty of my winter wardrobe anyway. What other colours would this go with do you think?
Construction-wise there is nothing fancy, I sewed all the pieces together with my overlocker only, and then finished the hems and neck by simply turning them under once and finishing with a twin-needle. It came together in about an hour even with all the hacking!
Have you ever started something and then just hacked it to get a result quite different from the original?