I love wearing green, but I find it so hard to photograph. Speaking of photographs, my husband insisted that I give him kudos for taking these pictures during March Madness. He had to miss 15 minutes of basketball to take pictures of his loving wife. So here are your kudos boo, I love you!
I have been wanting a hoodie dress for a while now. I love hoodies and casual style dresses, so naturally I felt like this is something that should be in my closet. I love having dresses that I can wear to the grocery store, to the park, to watch my daughter play soccer... every day life stuff. I rarely wear fancy dresses, but a casual style is another story.
I decided to try the Ottobre Designs 'Hide Away Hoodie" pattern from issue 2/2017.
It's number 8 in this issue:
With some olive french terry from Simply by Ti, it made a wonderfully cozy dress!
I love these solid french terry fabrics from Simply by Ti. They are a nice heavy weight in cotton lycra. I prefer cotton lycra FT to rayon blend FT because they are more structured, are heavier, and wash and wear nicer and easier in my opinion. If you need a lot of drape for a certain project, rayon FT will be the obvious choice, but overall I prefer the cotton blends. I know it's personal preference though, I'll still be your friend if you don't feel the same way. 😄
Simply by Ti actually carries both types of French Terry, so you are in luck either way! I am not hating on rayon FT blends at all, they truly do shine with the right pattern!
This particular pattern called for a heavy sweatshirt knit without any stretch requirement. Because this fabric has a decent amount of stretch, it might not have been the perfect pattern and fabric pairing, but I still am happy with it. Due to the stretch of the fabric, it's probably a little bit bigger than intended, but the fabric has plenty of recovery so it's no big deal. It's safe to say that I will wear this a lot! It's just my style!
If you want to get your hands on some of this olive french terry, it's currently on sale for St. Patrick's Day! All green fabrics in Simply by Ti are 20% off through March 18th with the code: SAVEGREEN. Happy sewing! Or happy fabric hoarding, I won't judge.