Week three and its refashion week- my favorite.
All materials I used- except for the hood (that I crocheted) were from my stash of clothes.
For the track jacket I started with the See Kate Sew Recess Raglan but had to modify it to get the look I wanted. One tip for using t-shirts patterns to create hoodies or jackets: make sure you redraft the neck to include the neckband on the front and back body pieces. Or your neck hole will be too big once sewn together. I love when the inside of handmade clothes are as beautiful as the outside. Hence the serged seams and seam casing.
The vest was a pattern I drafted from an old tee. I wanted the shoulder seam to come to the front a bit so I could add the epaulets and rounded the front to add the snaps. I used a disappearing ink pen and quilting ruler to make the diamonds with lines drawn at 60 degrees. The lining was on old work vest and I kept the original 3M reflective material intact.
The tee was an old tank top with the boom box graphic and then a stripy long sleeve. I used the Made by Rae Skinny Tee but redrafted the width of the 5T so that it wouldn't be as skinny.
The pants were old corduroys that I hand dyed to get a mustard color. I used the same pattern that I used for these pants that I sewed to go with the rain jacket. I added an adjustable waistband using this tutorial from Craftstorming as well as the half fly. (Great resource-check it out!!) My favorite part of the pants is the hidden back pocket. Would love to do a tutorial for it if there is interest. This pair of pants from last year also had a hidden pocket.
Once again I wanted to challenge myself to try things I hadn't done before. The welt pockets on the jacket were new as well as hand sewing the bias on the vest so that the hem didn't show. Also adding interest to the knee of the pants was a new skill because I had to alter the pattern instead of just sewing on knee pads. Love that I have grown and learned new skills through this process.