Showing posts from January 22, 2023

My Itch to Stitch Nazare Zip-up Hoodie in an Activewear Knit

Zip-up knit jackets are a stable in my workout wear.  To be honest, the ones I wear most often were  purchased about ten years ago from either Costco or Sam's Club.  They've served me well, and I've never had a burning desire to sew myself one.  Until Itch to Stitch released the Nazare Zip-Up Hoodie pattern ,  That indie pattern company is one of my favorites, and when she put out a tester call I signed up. I liked the lines of the pattern, thinking it would be great fun to do colorblocking.  Well, as you can see, THAT didn't happen. Best laid plans and all that.    Let me explain.  The pattern calls for a 22" separating zipper (for the size I sewed). I have a BOX full of zippers of all sizes and types. (I had purchased a grab bag of zippers from  Zipper Stop a few years ago.) While I checked that I had a 22" zipper, I neglected to check that it was a separating one.  Something I discovered when I was prepared to begin stitching my jacket.  Silly rookie mista