I was provided this copy for testing. Opinions expressed are my own.
There is a coupon code for L’oiseau Fabrics at the bottom of this post!
I had the pleasure of testing the Henday Zip Up Hoodie from Gracious Threads. The Henday Zip Up Hoodie is a unisex pattern in sizes 2-12. There are two versions of the hoodie. Version 1 features welt zipper pockets and is hip length. Version two is cropped with a trendy ribbed band at the waist. You can fine the pattern at The Gracious Threads Website
I picked out the crop version right away. Adorable!!! I find it hard sometime to pair jackets and sweaters with dresses and skirts. They are often awkward lengths. This crop version is absolutely perfect.
The hoodie comes together quickly. It took me about an hour start to finish. It uses a separating zipper for the closure. If you have never sewn a zipper before I think this would be a great pattern to start. Separating zippers are the easiest to sew in. The pattern takes you through everything you need to know.
I decided to use this fabulous Stenzo Panda fabric I’ve been hoarding for a while from L’oiseau. It’s such a fun print! It has so many great colors that it will be a super versatile piece. I added some solid black knit from my stash. I think the black grounds the print well and really makes it pop.
I’ve talked at length about my love of Stenzo and Euro Knits. The colors are beautiful. The fabric is high quality and a dream to work with.
As a treat for my readers today L’oiseau has been kind enough to offer a 15% off discount! Go to www.loiseaufabric.com and use coupon code: sewstarly. The coupon is good until August 2 at midnight. So many awesome knits to choose from.
We love the Henday Hoodie and I will be making a few more if fall ever arrives around here =) You can pick up your copy at the Gracious Threads Website