Striped Sinclair Patterns Skylar Hoodie / Sinclair Skylar Hoodie rayé noir et blanc

Black and white striped Sinclair Patterns Skylar Hoodie

Hi everybody,

We are under extreme cold weather here in Canada and I just can't get enough warm and cozy clothes!  Recently I did another take on the Skylar Hoodie by Sinclair Patterns (previously reviewed here) and I quite like this 3rd version. I believe this pattern is so well thought and designed that it should be more known among the sewing community. Sinclair Patterns is also a pattern company worth looking at!

Sinclair Skylar Hoodie close up

Sinclair Patterns Skylar Hoodie back view

The fabric:

For this version I chose a wonderful black and white striped italian knit (from EmmaOneSock) that I had in my stash, and I paired it with some black ponte I also had on hand. The striped fabric is a substantial stable knit; as it only has some slight mechanical stretch I added a little to the side seams, at the top of the raglan sleeves, and also at the top of the princess seams.

I love the high contrast of black and white, always!

I do love the hood and the long sleeves for winter!

The pattern:

I do not want to repeat myself, but if the Sinclair Knit Hoodie is new to you here is what the pattern illustration looks like:

There are many features I really like about the Skylar Hoodie: one of them is the kangaroo pocket: it is lined and is integrated to the princess seams and so cleverly designed - I would never have thought of that! Speaking of princess seams, they can be very slimming if you use a contrasting fabric: love!

I also like the hood, of course, and by the way it is lined, which makes a clean finish and you can also take the opportunity to use contrast fabric.

The sleeves are also long and just perfect when you need extra warmth during winter.

So far I have tried the hood version and the cowl neck version and I love them both. Next up is the overlapped hood version which you see on the pattern enveloppe!

I always appreciate when a pattern yields to professional results and you end up with a garment you would have bought in a retail store. The Sinclair Knit Hoodie gave me just that. As you can see in the picture below, instead of making buttonholes with my sewing machine like last time I used charcoal grommets from Prym (5 mm diameter) and cord bought at my local fabric store - just love the result and I will certainly use those grommets again (they also have gold and nickel finish).

If like me you're a hoodie lover and haven't tried the Skylar, don't hesitate and make it, you won't be disappointed!

I will leave it there for now. I have a hard time taking this hoodie off my back; in my book this is a sign of a successful sewing project (not always like that!). See you for next post, and in the meantime I hope you guys are spending some quality time with your sewing machine!



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