Chalk & Notch Page Hoodie!

It’s a casual Friday over here! Contrary to what some people believe, I’m not always dressed up. As a matter of fact, I enjoy a casual outfit more than you know. And now that I’ve been working from home, I’ve been dressing down much more – and this pattern has been in heavy rotation!

So far I’ve made 2 Page Hoodies. I’ve made a pink one to match my Hudson pants. And this one has stripes! Both times it was easy as pie! I know that it can be intimidating to work with knits (and knits with stripes) but it doesn’t have to be.

Whenever I work with knits I made sure to use my rotary cutter so that the slices are clear and concise. If it’s stripes or a pattern, then I make sure to use a rotary cutter on a single layer of fabric. It makes a huge difference. And then when it’s time to sew it, I always use a walking foot and a zig zag stitch. 🙂 Thank me later.

My stripe fabric is from LA Finch. I bought 3 yards since it’s a stripe fabric and I wanted to have extra in case I made a mistake while cutting.

Making the Page hoodie took maybe a few hours. Granted it was my second one, but the pattern is great for beginners and is not complicated. It’s a ragland sleeve hoodie with the option for a crew neck. My pink one has a hoodie attached and this second version is a crew neck version. The key is following the notches and the math in order to sew the collar.

As a personal modification, I extended my bodice by 3 inches for bust area.

Until next time, xo!

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