Hoodie | Burda 01/2017 #103

With all the walks in the park with Suzi, I've been wanting some sort of jacket-like garment with pockets so it was pure serendipity to see this cute hoodie pattern in the January 2017 Burda issue.
Burda 01/2017 #103 Hoodie  is a raglan sleeve pullover hoodie....
.....with diagonal design lines that incorporate a kangaroo pocket in the front and mirrors those lines in the back.  And see that line at the top of the hoodie, below?  Ignore it.  That thing threw me off like you just cannot imagine as I tried to figure out if it meant the cording was exposed at the top of the hood or what.  No, it does not mean that.  I'm not sure what exactly it is trying to show.... just ignore it.  Cording is enclosed in a casing all the way around the front of the hood.  Not exposed.  Anywhere.  Okay, let's continue now.  ;)
Photo Credit:  BurdaStyle.com
The pattern includes little rtw details like installing metal eyelets for the hoodie cord to feed through and cord stops.  I still need to purchase white cord stops, but it's not keeping me from wearing it in the meantime!  The way the hood crosses over at the neckline gives a nice look to the front and is comfortable to wear.  All front and back seams are top-stitched an extra step that really gives the design a little 'pop' by accentuating all the seam lines.  So glad I did this as the pattern instructions did not include this step.  By the way, please do not let installing the metal eyelets intimidate you.  I cut a small square of iron-on interfacing and ironed it on the back of the fabric where the eyelet would be installed, then after practicing on a sample piece.... installed these quite easily.  No big deal.  Really!  And so much nicer than buttonholes or some other form of opening. 
This top is boxy, slouchy and BIG!  From the way Burda styled their photo, bottom right, I was afraid it might be too 'slim' on me.  Ha!  It is roomy and over-sized and that is exactly what I was looking for.  Who wants restrictive garments when walking a sweet pup?!  I made my usual size 38 with no modifications..... even down to the sleeve lengths.  Seams are serged.  And after looking at these photographs, I may change out my cord to a little thicker cording.
It was a very windy day out at Lake Jocassee and my top billowed perfectly here to show you its boxy shape.
Below, you can see the oversize-ness and the way the hood lays in the back.
French Terry fabric was purchased at JoAnn's and this lovely soft mint green was specifically chosen to match the mint green in my shoes.  :) 
Really like the back coverage here.  Wearing the Ottobre leggings.  Been living in these this winter and Spring.
And showing the hood, below.  I'm not a big fan of 'hoods'..... and actually not a fan of hoodies!.... but have found myself caught in a rainshower or two with Suzi and wanted the option of having a hood to pull up. 
Really enjoying my time with this girl.  She made the photos today much less stressful as I usually sort of stress out when taking photos in *gasp* public. 
This was the first time Suzi's walked on a beach, and let me tell you....... she loved it!  It was fun to see her reaction!  Pockets were perfect for holding treats and after such hard photography work, we sat together on a big rock and enjoyed a little snack before heading home.  A perfectly perfect afternoon!
The hoodie worked well this mild Spring day with a cool breeze (actually more like wind gusts!) and I look forward to wearing it lots this season.

Edited to add:  These photos were taken on the beach at Lake Jocassee at Devil's Fork State Park in Upstate, South Carolina.  Lake Jocassee  is a man-made lake as part of Duke Power's energy system.  I simply love the way the mountains meet the water here. 

Happy Sewing Everyone!  :)


  1. What a fun top to relax in. It's really pretty, and with the leggings underneath, the boxy shape works well. And a hood is great for chilly breezes too - like you, I am not a fan, but they are useful sometimes!

  2. Love your new hoodie. Stylish and comfortable. The colour is gorgeous on you.

  3. I adore this hoody! Mind you I love hoods, so it was a given that I was going to love it. The colour is glorious and the shape is weirdly flattering, given that it's so oversized. Another winner.

  4. Love this hoodie! Cosy but stylish :) The colour is so pretty on you, Lisa.


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