The zip-front hooded sweatshirt (aka the “Hoodie”) might just be the official casual garment of San Francisco. And for good reason. At the tip of a peninsula, we are surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay, so the marine breeze makes us one of the chilliest spots in the entire Bay Area.
Hoodies provide just the right amount of warmth for early chilly mornings and late breezy evenings for most of the year. Yet they aren’t so heavy that they are too warm to wear mid-day, even during the summer months when the temperature in the city proper might peak in the low-70s.
I’ve wanted to make my own hoodie for some time, and even got a start on the project. But I didn’t get very far before my attention was drawn to other projects.
But now I decided I wanted an easy and fun project to do after all the fiddly, detailed shirt-making I’ve been doing the past months. At least as a palate cleanser before I move on to even more challenging projects. Of course, being me I’ll somehow figure out a way to make this easy project into something complicated. Continue reading