Babies it’s tough out there!
I’m pleased to announce the latest editions to my livestream schedule. In April we will be making a tracksuit! Yes, that’s right – a hoodie and bottoms – with pockets, naturally!
We are using two patterns to accomplish this. All the information about the patterns and materials needed, are included in this post – as well as the links to RSVP to the Facebook event (where the livestream will be hosted). Read on!
We will be using the following. The:
ELLIE & MAC’S GOOD VIBES JOGGER PATTERN (April 6th and 7th, 12 PM PST)
MADEIT HUG HOODIE (April 11th and 12th, 12 PM PST)
You can watch my livestream on my Facebook page, Bespoke Hogaboom – or join right alongside me in Zoom!
For the tracksuit, you will need:
- 5(ish) yards of a 25% 4-way stretch fabric. I recommend around 300 gsm.
- Contrast fabric for hood lining, stripes (leg/arm), and drawstring
- Trim for side stripes (optional)
- Grommets (optional)
- Stretch/wooly nylon thread (optional but recommended)
- Note: I am drafting inset pockets, so I will not be demonstrating nor using zippers
- Your patterns (as follows):
Here is how I am arriving at my fabric estimate. Say I am making a tracksuit for an individual who measured as follows:
For this individual, the proper joggers size will be Large. This requires 2 1/4 yards of fabric since I am making regular length joggers. For the hoodie, the appropriate pattern size is 10/12, which requires 1 3/4 yards. Therefore 5 yards should be plenty.
Remember – it’s always a good idea to order a li’l extra fabric. It can be annoying trying to franken-pattern when your yardage is a bit shy!
And that’s it, to get started! I recommend you RSVP to the Facebook event, as that will help you keep abreast of reminders.
See you April 6th!