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New Year, New Hoodie

Hoodies for the new year sewn by Skirt Fixation

Two days ago we were recruited to play along with the Katy Perry New Year’s party going on over at Sewing Stadium.  I had never heard of or seen Katy Perry, so some frantic Google searching ensued.  I discovered Katy Perry is a colorful singer with a passion for fancy style.  Here’s my last minute interpretation of what Katy Perry might be wearing on New Year’s Day.

Hoodies for the new year sewn by Skirt Fixation

Happy New Year!  If you celebrated the new year Katy Perry (or any rockstar) style, today you’re going to need a hoodie and a pair of sunglasses.  But, Katy being Katy, it’s not going to be just any plain old hoodie…nope!  It’s going to be Katy-fied.

Hoodies for the new year sewn by Skirt Fixation

So what exactly does a Katy-fied hoodie look like?  Well, it’s not plain, our research showed Katy doesn’t do plain.  The hoodies we saw her wearing were fancy, bling-ed up, shark infested, made from fur or velvet; in a word, Katy-fied.  So we asked ourselves, if Katy could sew, what patterns or fabrics would she use?

Hoodies for the new year sewn by Skirt Fixation

And naturally we turned to our Lane Raglan pattern, with extra options, of course for Aria.  The floral fabric is from Girl Charlee.  Here’s a little secret.  The Lane Raglan pattern requires a yard of fabric for each fabric you’re using.  Last year we discovered a way to get a Lane Raglan from 1/2 a yard by piecing the front and back pattern pieces.

Hoodies for the new year sewn by Skirt Fixation

This time we discovered a new way to get the front and back pieces from 1/2 a yard.  If your fabric has 4 way stretch and a non directional print, simply orient the pattern pieces horizontally rather than vertically.  Did you guess that’s what we did here before we explained it?

Hoodies for the new year sewn by Skirt Fixation

We added the hood because a superstar has to have something to hide behind after a long night like New Years Eve.

Hoodies for the new year sewn by Skirt Fixation

My hoodie is the Jasper Sweater by Paprika Patterns.  As you can see in the photos, you can make the Jasper Sweater out of plain, un-fancy fabric, and there’s no covering up the fancy element.

Hoodies for the new year sewn by Skirt Fixation

All the special little details make this pattern a winner.  Welt pockets, princess seams, those buttons, the hood.

Hoodies for the new year sewn by Skirt Fixation

And if that wasn’t enough, this pattern can be made into a dress, with a collar and epaulet.  Definitely Katy worthy.  I made this from blue sweatshirt fleece from JoAnn Fabrics.  I’ve been living in it ever since I sewed the last stitch.

Hoodies for the new year sewn by Skirt Fixation

Want to see more Katy Perry fun?  Follow along below:

New Year’s Eve

Blog Host: Becca at Sewing Stadium
Cassie at Lily Shine Boutique
Miranda at Inspinration
Starly at Sew Starly

New Year’s Day

Ajaire at Call Ajaire
Candice at Candice Ayala
Shelly at Sew Shelly Sew
Jeanine at The Crafting Fiend
Audrey at Skirt Fixation

Hoodies for the new year sewn by Skirt Fixation

8 thoughts on “New Year, New Hoodie

  1. Very nice interpretation, both are lovely!

  2. So lovely! Now I want a Katy Hoodie!

  3. Of course every celeb needs a great hoodies, and those are both great options. I love the look of the jasper hoodie.

  4. Love your hoodies! So fun and cozy!

  5. I love both hoodies so much. Totally rock star and perfect for Katy! And that Jasper sweater — wow! I so want to make one, too!

  6. Those look like they will be well loved! Great lane cutting tips too!

  7. […] both layers. With leggings and a sweater, this skirt can stretch across 3 seasons.  (Maybe another Jasper Sweater?) Now technically this isn’t a true selfish sewing week make since I (Audrey) sewed it for […]

  8. […] for over almost a year.  I’ve had the Jasper Sweater pattern for quite a while, and you can read about the 1st one I made here.  I absolutely love that one, even though it’s too tight across the shoulders because I didn’t […]

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