In an attempt to make a dent in my overwhelming fabric stash, I've been sewing up some clothing, lately.
I love velour, and often pick up large pieces when I see them at the thrift store. I pulled out some colors I thought would look nice together. The dark gold is from a large men's shirt; the lighter gold and stripy piece are scores from the thrift store fabric bin. (I ended up not using the rose-pink top).
I used an old favorite pattern, which I re-traced and drew in the pieces for the color-blocking, then cut up to make patterns for the different-colored piecing.
Cutting out the pieces.
Here are the pieces laid out. The cutting surface is a folding card-board cutting board, found at a local thrift store for $1.00! It's perfect for cutting on the floor. I just plop it down and instantly have a clean, firm surface for working on. It folds up for easy storage. The squares are handy for when I'm re-working a pattern or for measuring.
I hand-stitched a little leaf motif on the front.
Bright hoodie for spring!