Silhouette Patterns #820 – Brenda’s Hoodie

Like all the clothing that I have sewn from Silhouette patterns, this hoodie pattern has a good fit. For sizing, I cut a size 3 in the shoulders, bust, and waist, but I graded out to a size 4 at the hips. In hindsight, it was not necessary to grade up. Next time I will cut a straight size 3 because the sizing is not closely fitted. It is not a loose or boxy fit either. I would say it is semi-fitted.

I have shopped on QVC for years and years and years. They use four descriptive representations for style of fit: performance fit, slim fit, fitted, and semi-fitted. Their definition for semi-fitted is “follows the lines of the body with added wearing ease”. That is an accurate description of this hoodie style.

There are supposed to be pockets on the hoodie, but alas, my pockets are still on my sewing machine table! If you decide to sew one of these fantastic hoodies for yourself, please be aware that the pattern instructions left out the step to add the pockets. (I explain in greater detail in my video below)

The fabric I used is Soft Gauze Texture Sweater Knit in Petal from Stylemaker Fabrics. It is no longer available in the Petal color, but they do have other colors still in stock. The fabric is just slightly sheer. If you take a look at my dress form photos, you can see the dark bra that I put underneath my hoodie.

You can pretty much choose how long you want to make the zipper. My zipper ends just shy of the bottom band of my bra. The pattern features knit bands at the wrists and two knit bands to finish off the bottom length. The back band is a bit longer than the front band giving your hoodie nice backside coverage.

In addition to wearing a tee underneath my hoodie, I have a couple other styling options to share with you:

For a day of running errands, grocery shopping, etc. I will pair it with my black Paola turtleneck and a pair of skinny jeans.
When I want to dress it up a bit, I will wear it over my RTW lace hem tank and a pair of black leggings.

All in all, I consider this a successful make and it will see a lot of use in my wardrobe this fall and winter.

Here’s my video review:

Thank you stopping by my little corner of the sewing blog world. As always, I enjoy reading your comments. Please let me know you are out there sewing with me.

One thought on “Silhouette Patterns #820 – Brenda’s Hoodie

  1. It turned out lovely, as I expected it would with your talent and Peggy’s drafting. Shame about the lack of pocket instruction but that can be remedied with your experience. And such a great color for you. Thanks for sharing on both YouTube and your blog- sometimes it is nice to read rather than watch

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