Oops! I meant to post this last Wednesday...
What to say? It's too short! I love this fabric! It's got spotty binding!
So, as with the colourblock hoodie, I extended the length of the body by the length of the ribbing (about 2½ inches). It was only when I got the thing onto Stashlet that the lack of length showed up, therefore I am considering this top a work in progress and will get some cotton ribbing for it, ditto the sleeve cuffs too I think.
This was made in a size 2T, by the way, and as you can see, is a good fit now, but might be difficult to get over the wee one's head by autumn. We'll see.
I love this fabric! So far I've bought 2m and made a skirt and Casual Lady dress for myself (both of which need posting about), and this top for Stashlet. If there is more at the shop, I'll make a bigger, lined, zipped hoodie for the boy and I'm starting to fancy a hoodie for myself too now. It's a meduim weight cotton jersey with a little stretch and it sews up beautifully with no curling (hoo-double-rah!). If only it was available in more colours...
Yeah, the binding. Polka dot bias binding for the hood edge, and inner hem and cuffs. I do love a polka dot trim. It can be tricky to sew stretchy and non-stretcy fabrics together but because this binding was cut on the bias it had it's own bit of stretch and went on with out a murmur. I'll keep it when I put the ribbing in but there'll be some unpicking and resewing to do. I'm never very keen on unpicking bias as it never seems to go back to how it was, but hey ho.
To make the jacket into a pullover, I simply cut the top on the fold, with the pattern extended over the edge of the fold by the width of the seam allowance, and then did a tunic-type neck (aka a slot neck). I was going to cut the kangaroo pocket on the fold too but got distracted and cut two separate ones before I realised, so they got pinned very carefully together to match the stripes and sewn down the middle.wich actually workd - usually my stripe matching leaves a little to be desired.Since this post is a week overdue, there is binding in the post now, and hopefully will arrive by the weekend. Fingers crossed!