Sew Paradise

Christine Jonson makes it easy!

I started sewing this reversible hoodie in “shockwave” a Missoni-esque rayon lycra from Christine’s fall collection 2011 about a month ago. It is basically two identical hooded jackets sewn together and turned right side out through an opening in the sleeve.

Christine Jonson Travel Trio 331
"shockwave" Missoni-esque rayon lycra hoodie, reversible.

It’s important to follow the instructions. My instinct was to shove one sleeve in the other before sewing them right sides together shut, but I can see how this would NOT have worked. Christine shows you how to do this correctly, and, of course, it works perfectly.She also has some tips for making this with longer fold-up cuffs to show the contrast side when wearing. Even in this very soft rayon/lycra, it’s got some weight to it, and warmth. Plus self lining it gives wearing options (seen here with my Escada vintage trousers) AND finishes the edges perfectly!

The reverse side of the Christine Jonson hoodie. And my vintage Escada trousers

By paradise

I'm Ann. I've been sewing since I was 9. My first project was a denim wrap skirt. Thrifting is a way of life for me - both eco-chic and financially savvy.

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