We love the jacket Mire made from the Neighborhood Sweatshirt + Hoodie pattern and softshell fabric. Mire will stay warm and dry in this make! Take it away, Mire.
In autumn, the weather gets cooler. It is usually cloudy, rainy, and wet. My sweatshirt wasn’t warm enough anymore. So I needed a jacket for my morning walks. I had some softshell fabric in my stash and made a jacket using the Neighborhood Hoodie pattern.
Softshell fabric is water and wind-resistant because the surface of the softshell is dense. It is also durable, stretchy, and breathes well. It is warmer than sweatshirt fabric because it has a fleece backing fabric and a woven waterproof front.
I added some width to the sleeve pattern. For the sleeve cuffs, I used ribbing. I cut the ribbing using the original sleeve cuff pattern. I didn’t make any other modifications. When I sewed the hoodie, I edge-stitched all the seams on both sides of the seams.
It is quite dark in the mornings because the days get shorter and the nights longer. That is why I sewed some reflective tape on the back of the hoodie.
My jacket is great for chilly mornings or when it is windy and drizzling. Ordinary sweatshirt hoodies won’t block the wind or will soak up water. When the weather turns colder, I need something warmer than a softshell jacket, but until then, I can wear this one!