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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
We added the hood because a superstar has to have something to hide behind after a long night like New Years Eve.
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.
All the special little details make this pattern a winner. Welt pockets, princess seams, those buttons, the hood.
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.
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