Okay, so this isn’t really an uplifting post where I tell my not so revolutionary way to solve a huge abstract problem… it’s one where I make a thinly veiled joke and show off my skillz. (Yes, skillz with a -z.)
I have recently decided to spend more time at my “real job,” and therefore will have less time to spend doing…. well, pretty much whatever I want… which is sometimes nothing.
I wanted to make the most of Monday and Tuesday (fuck cleaning and organizing the apartment, that shit can wait for a weeknight!) and since my legging fabric wont be here until tomorrow evening (DAMNIT!) I hopped in the car last night and zipped over to Joanns.
Josie has this awesome fur lined hoodie he got at Aeropostale a million winters ago – which now is so matted and ripped it looks like a costume piece from Duck Dynasty – and I’ve always wanted one. It’s heavy and furry and just kind of cool. So when I saw that the faux fur was on sale…. yeah, you get it.
Only the hood and body are lined with fur, the sleeves are just lined in this soft pumpkin jersey I got for leggings. Joanns doesn’t have a lot of colors of sweatshirt fleece and I kind of wish I’d gone for black. The red is super red.
They are, on the up-side, fucking huge. Which is great. I carry a lot of junk around. Especially at work… Oooh, I just had a great thought! I will likely be spending more time out in the (unheated) warehouse, so BOOM! new furry warehouse jacket!
Pattern is one I cooked up by tracing a RTW hoodie I don’t hate. The only strange fit issue is the sleeve caps were too high so I gathered them and we’re just going to pretend princess sleeves is a style choice and not a DAMNIT moment. So there you have it. How to turn “godamnit my fabric wont arrive until too late to play!” into “godamnit it’s cozy in here!” All you need is a little bit of cheetah fur.
If you wanna make a hoodie, here are a few indie patterns I don’t hate. (Though I haven’t tried any of them, so don’t come crying to me when they suck.)