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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Leopard Fleece and a Giveaway!

****Congratulations Rebekah! She won the giveaway. If you didn't win, please check out the Sewing with knits class anyway as it is amazing!****

Well, my fears about the print being to crazy were a bit unfounded. I really like how this fleece hoodie turned out.


Wait, you don't care about that yet do you? I mentioned a giveaway....OK, let's get that out there. The good people at Craftsy have agreed to let me give one of my fabulous readers a free enrollment into the Sewing With Knits Class with Meg McElwee of Sew Liberated. This fleece hoodie is project one of five from the course which includes:
  1. Fleece Hoodie
  2. Scoop Neck T
  3. V-Neck T
  4. Yoga pants or shorts (with pockets)
  5. Empire Suplice Dress
To enter to win please comment below with which project you most want to make of the five. The course also includes lessons just about knits themselves and how to sew knits on a sewing machine. It is well worth it! I will draw a winner at random next Sunday, September 30. By the way Craftsy often sends out specials via e-mail on classes and fabrics, so it is good to join them anyway!

Back to me. 


This hoodie had a nice overlapped hood that kept the neckline looking clean.


Meg gave great tips about working with knits including hems. Whenever something started to feel off I could go back to the video or take a second to think about what Meg had said. Did I mention how much I love this class? I am pretty knit ignorant, so I was excited to get all the great information as I try to make a me made wearable wardrobe.


You can't tell from the pictures, but the hoodie has a mullet hem, which I thought was fun. 


This is my favorite picture of the hoodie. It is sitting well, but Mr. Thinks He Can took that moment to say, "It can't possibly be that hot." Do I look amused? I had a fleece photo taken outside in 90 degree weather!

I want to sew through all five of the projects and am just waiting for a nice sale on knits somewhere to keep going. Anyone seen a good sale on knits?



Check out how well those underarm seams match up, and don't forget to leave a comment to enter and be assured I give this class two thumbs up to anyone who wants to know more about knits from the history, to different types, to why they do what they do! 






24 comments:

  1. Your hoodie looks great. I would love to win the classes. First I thought the v-neck t shirt, since I have never gotten a good fit on any t-shirt. But I really like your hoodie so I think if I had to pick, it would be the hoodie. Hope I win......

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  2. Been sewing a knit shirt today and judging from my struggles could use that class! Love the leopard patterned hoodie. Looks comfy.

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  3. Very nice job with this hoodie!!!

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  4. Good looking hoodie! I think I would like to make the V-neck T first if I won the class.

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  5. I'd love to make the yoga pants. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. Oh please count me in. I've been hoping to join the course but my current budget doesn't really let me.

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  7. I love your hoddue. I would love to make one too

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  8. Awesome hoodie and thanks for the inspiration on the knit class!

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  9. I really want to make one of those hoodies! I wear them all the time....i keep eyeing that class. I hope i win!

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  10. Great Job on the hoodie! I think that I would really like to give a go at the v neck T. I haven't hemmed a knit I think yet...LOL I leave mine all undone!

    Nora :)

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  11. It's the hoodie for me. I love all things FLEECE! Great job.

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  12. Love your hoodie, great work! I'd love to win but am already in the class! See you there, Ani in NC

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  13. I love your hoodie.. Turned out great.. Good job on the photos. You held up really well for 90 degree weather.lol
    Happy sewing.

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  14. Love your hoodie - and would love a chance to win the class. Thanks for doing the draw!

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  15. the project I'm looking forward to most? The yoga pants or the surplus wrap. Your hoodie turned out great. The hems are wonderful, sleeve length is fabulous and I think the hems are cute. Have you been to Girl Charlie? I found it through Meg the Grand and I picked up 3 dress lenths for right around $50 plus shipping. Check it out. g

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  16. I would love to try the scoop neck top. I think all the projects would be good though.

    Julie

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  17. I'd love to make the yoga pants

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  18. Id love to win the giveaway- the class looks like exactly what I need! Great yoga pants and hoodie too!

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  19. I'd love to win. I really need to learn how to make a nice "v" on a vee neck tee.

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  20. I would love to know how to sew a great fitting V neck T. Proper fit escapes me. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. I'd love to make the v-neck t-shirt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. I'm most excited about learning how to make a perfect v-neck band.

    rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  23. I have such a fear of sewing with knits - would love to take a class.....hopefully could break the fear that has me never using my serger!

    That hoodie is fantastic!

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  24. Love to enter your comp - and desperately need to learn how to do hems and necklines perfectly. Mine always look just so 'home-made!'And of the 5 offered, I would love to nail the Empire Suplice Dress - imagine being able to sew a knit dress!!! Thanks for the chance...

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