Thursday, May 24, 2012

Kangaroo Hoodie McCalls 6158 - in MINKY!!

Bunny hug or hoodie?  Or kangaroo jacket?

Where I come from (Saskatchewan), we grew up calling these little jackets bunny hugs.  But ... that must only a Saskatchewan thing because when I use that term here, people look at me funny ...

Bunny hug.

The "dimple fleece," or minky, is quite popular but pricey.  It was on a 50% off sale at Fabricland, so in the cart it went. If you work with this stuff, use VERY GOOD scissors.  I have always used the ergonomic Fiskars, the spring-loaded ones.  LOVE them. 
The color isn't the best in this photo, but its a beautiful pink.  The contrasting knit is a solid pink from my previous stretchy skirt and pants, but it looks red here. No matter, I really like a pink/red combination too! Oh, and the zipper is purple! Alexa loves pink and purple!

The pattern I used is McCalls 6158.  I wouldn't say its great for a beginner, but its definitely doable with a little patience.  The instructions for the zipper were more confusing than they should have been.

Reading? I finally finished Fatherless by Brian Gail. Stayed up till the wee hours of the night to find out what happens.  Well, the entire trilogy is called a tragedy for a reason :(.  I really enjoyed it though; it has enriched my faith and inspired me to want to walk ever closer to Our Lord.  I plan on moving on to the next one, Motherless.  

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  1. Yay! Good job! Seeing people sew really nice things gives me hope. Maybe I can sew clothing too one day? Maybe. =) Looks like a bunny hug to me...but I will admit, I had never heard the term before.

  2. I was happy to see you call it a bunny hug. That's what I would call it but then I am from Sask. I am not much of a sewer yet but I may have to learn as my oldest is always asking me to help her sew some clothes.

  3. fabulous job ~ once again :-)

  4. What a cute name for a jacket--we call our little one Bunny, so this would be a great name for a jacket for her!!

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