reversible skirt

My Second Reversible Hoodie!

I made my second reversible hoodie from fabric that I got during my LA Fashion Distric trip. I think both of these are stretch knits that I got from the FIDM scholarship store. I love the black and white side, and I mostly wear that side out. I've had several people comment that it looks like a snowboarding jacket!

I basically made this hoodie the same way that I made the previous one. Except I tried to make this hoodie more slim fitted than the first. Also, instead of using a ribbed knit for the waistband and sleeve cuffs, I just made the hoodie sleeves and waist fitted, so a waistband and cuffs were not needed. I made the length a little longer than the first hoodie, but I found out that I can turn up the bottom, and it makes a nice contrasting waistband if I want to show off the reverse side.

This hoodie is the favorite thing that I've made so far! I love the fit, it wears slim, but not too tight. If I were to make it again, I might make the upper arms a little more fitted, but as it is, it fits perfectly, and is not restrictive to motion at all.

I also love the fabric I used. I kind of wish I had purchased some more. It's a really nice thick, smooth stretch knit on both sides. The black side is heavier weight than the striped colored side.

Showing off the hoodie with my Oscar Boss. I think the hoodie fits really well! No waistband or cuffs, so the lines look really straight and smooth along the body. 

Showing off the hoodie with my Oscar Boss. I think the hoodie fits really well! No waistband or cuffs, so the lines look really straight and smooth along the body. 

Zipper open

Zipper open

Zipper zipped up. Nice and fitted. 

Zipper zipped up. Nice and fitted. 

Showing off the reverse side, with colorful stripes. Again, no waistband and no cuffs if you wear the hoodie long like this. 

Showing off the reverse side, with colorful stripes. Again, no waistband and no cuffs if you wear the hoodie long like this. 

Hands in pockets!

Hands in pockets!

Hood up!

Hood up!

Here I paired the hoodie with the black/gray reversible skirt I showed before. 

Here I paired the hoodie with the black/gray reversible skirt I showed before. 

I folded the bottom of the hoodie up to show a little contrasting waistband. You can also see some contrasting sleeve cuffs from the reverse fabric peeking out. I like that you can show as much or as little of the reverse fabric as you like. 

I folded the bottom of the hoodie up to show a little contrasting waistband. You can also see some contrasting sleeve cuffs from the reverse fabric peeking out. I like that you can show as much or as little of the reverse fabric as you like. 

Twirling with my skirt at sunset

Twirling with my skirt at sunset

Some outdoor photos

Some outdoor photos

More outdoor photos

More outdoor photos

Ok, I hope you enjoyed my newest project! I just call it my second hoodie. I know this post is very photo heavy, but I"m very very proud of it, haha! Like I said, this is so far my favorite piece that I've made. Too bad its too hot here for sweatshirt wearing. I'm hoping I'll get more mileage out of my hoodies in fall/winter.

Thanks for reading!

My First Sewing Projects

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I'm in california now, and I have vacation for a little while before intern year starts. I stay home during the day, and I've been working on learning how to sew. I wanted to share some pictures of the sewing projects that I've completed over the past week!

I started with some more strawberry bags. I followed the tutorial from http://www.ikatbag.com/2010/04/strawberry-bag.html

Made two of these strawberry bags

Made two of these strawberry bags

Bag stuffed into the strawberry corner. I have to get a drawstring to close it up properly.  

Bag stuffed into the strawberry corner. I have to get a drawstring to close it up properly.  

Closeup of the strawberry corner

Closeup of the strawberry corner

I got fancy and used a twin needle for the first time! I think it looks interesting, with the double stitch and zig zag on the inside. 

I got fancy and used a twin needle for the first time! I think it looks interesting, with the double stitch and zig zag on the inside. 

And I made a pillowcase with a pocket for my sleeping mask. I like the textured fabric, but it was hard for my sewing machine to work with.

Pillow with sleeping mask pocket! I love the textured knit fabric I used, but it was kind of difficult for me to get it to sew properly. I'm going to save the rest of the fabric for another project once I'm a little better. 

Pillow with sleeping mask pocket! I love the textured knit fabric I used, but it was kind of difficult for me to get it to sew properly. I'm going to save the rest of the fabric for another project once I'm a little better. 

Close up of the textured fabric. The other picture is more accurate in terms of color, it looks too washed out in this pic. 

Close up of the textured fabric. The other picture is more accurate in terms of color, it looks too washed out in this pic. 

Then I got real fancy and started making skirts! This is a reversible skirt with foldover waistband and an inseam pocket at the waistband on each reversible side, so total of 2 pockets. One side has a striped pattern and the other side is floral. The material is a cotton jersey knit.

Black, red, and white striped side of the skirt with contrasting floral waistband

Black, red, and white striped side of the skirt with contrasting floral waistband

Floral side of the skirt with contrasting waistband

Floral side of the skirt with contrasting waistband

Showing off my inseam pocket! Pockets in this skirt were sewn into the waistband seam

Showing off my inseam pocket! Pockets in this skirt were sewn into the waistband seam

Showing off my pocket again! I love making pockets :-) All skirts should have pockets!

Showing off my pocket again! I love making pockets :-) All skirts should have pockets!

This is my second reversible skirt, also cotton jersey knit fabric. I left the hem open, so it looks like a 2 tiered skirt on the gray side. I repeated the foldover waistband in this skirt. I added two inseam pockets on both of the reversible sides, and put the pockets on the sides of the skirt instead of at the waistband, so 4 pockets total.

My second reversible skirt with pockets! Gray with confetti on one side, black floral on the reverse side. If you wear it a certain way, it looks like a 2 tiered skirt! I think it's a cool effect that wasn't exactly intentional, but I like it better this way. 

My second reversible skirt with pockets! Gray with confetti on one side, black floral on the reverse side. If you wear it a certain way, it looks like a 2 tiered skirt! I think it's a cool effect that wasn't exactly intentional, but I like it better this way. 

Showing off the pockets. This time I had two inseam pockets on the sides of the skirt instead of the waistband seam. 

Showing off the pockets. This time I had two inseam pockets on the sides of the skirt instead of the waistband seam. 

Showing second pocket. I couldn't get a pic of both hands in the pockets since I was taking selfies with my phone. 

Showing second pocket. I couldn't get a pic of both hands in the pockets since I was taking selfies with my phone. 

Black floral side with contrasting waistband. It's hard to tell in the pictures, but there are subtle flowers outlined in gray on the black side. 

Black floral side with contrasting waistband. It's hard to tell in the pictures, but there are subtle flowers outlined in gray on the black side. 

Showing off the pockets, one on each side. The lining is contrasting gray. 

Showing off the pockets, one on each side. The lining is contrasting gray. 

This is my first pajama pant. I used a soft fleecy fabric and used an existing pajama pant as a template. I used extra material from my gray skirt for the waistband, since it was stretchy, so I did not need to use an elastic for the waistband. This also has 2 inseam pockets.

My first pajama pant! So soft and so comfy

My first pajama pant! So soft and so comfy

Showing off the pockets, I love pockets! The waistband is the same gray confetti that I used for my skirt. My husband keeps thinking that I'm wearing a skirt under my pajamas! 

Showing off the pockets, I love pockets! The waistband is the same gray confetti that I used for my skirt. My husband keeps thinking that I'm wearing a skirt under my pajamas! 

Another view 

Another view 

I also made Milo some clothes! He has a red sequin shirt and a black and red striped shirt (same material as my skirt, so we can be matchy matchy!). These shirts use velcro closure. I'm going to make him a tiger shirt next, haha.

Milo in his red, black, and white thundershirt! Its the same material as my first skirt. I need to get a picture of us together all matchy matchy! 

Milo in his red, black, and white thundershirt! Its the same material as my first skirt. I need to get a picture of us together all matchy matchy! 

My husband says Milo looks like he's an Olympic athlete from Yemen and he's wearing his country's flag during the medal ceremony. I call this Milo's Yemen shirt. 

My husband says Milo looks like he's an Olympic athlete from Yemen and he's wearing his country's flag during the medal ceremony. I call this Milo's Yemen shirt. 

Closeup showing what I did for the velcro closure. I just used a zig zag stitch all around. The Yemen shirt is lined with the gray confetti fabric on the interior. 

Closeup showing what I did for the velcro closure. I just used a zig zag stitch all around. The Yemen shirt is lined with the gray confetti fabric on the interior. 

Milo's red sequin shirt! He looks Fabulous! 

Milo's red sequin shirt! He looks Fabulous! 

My husband hates it when I have Milo wear this shirt, haha. 

My husband hates it when I have Milo wear this shirt, haha. 

Hope you like these projects! It was a lot of fun!