52 Week Sewing Challenge- Week 2

52 Week Sewing Challenge- Week 2

I am SUPER EXCITED to be sewing along with the 52 week Sewing challenge this year! It's already pushed me out of my comfort zone and trying new things and I LOVE it!!!

This weeks challenge was to sew something with a button or a zipper. While I have sewn items with buttons and zippers I decided to take it one step further and sew a zip-up hoodie with a seperating zipper 😲

A few months ago someone in our Ash and Elm Facebook Group asked if I could do a tutorial on the zipper portion of the Greenstyle Creations Lumia Zip-Up Hoodie and I thought why just do a tutorial on the zipper, lets do a sew-along for the whole thing!! So all week over in the Sew-Along with Ash and Elm Facebook Group  we've been working on creating our Lumias and I LOVE how it turned out so much!!!

There was a LOT of sewing around the zipper, but it makes sense because you don't want your seams to rip and the zipper to start falling out 😱 Other than that though the instructions are AMAZING and I was shocked at how easy it all went together! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the higher neck, and the colorblocking pieces with piping really make this pattern stand out!! Umm and the pockets 😍😍😍😍 not only are they SUPER EASY to sew, but they are PERFECT!!! Perfect height, perfect width, perfect snack storage I mean I don't think pockets can get much better than these! 💕💕

For future makes on this one I probably wouldn't do the thumbhole cuffs, or I would at least make sure I used a fabric with better recovery, and I would personally add a couple of inches in length. I'm 5'7 and wear A LOT of leggings, so having tops that cover my bum is pretty important 🤣 This fit perfectly at the hips like it should I just would prefer a little extra. 

If you are interested in making your own Greenstyle Creations Lumia Zip-Up Hoodie you can find all the step by step sew-along videos on our new YouTube Channel!!! 

Did you sew-along accept this weeks sewing challenge? I'd LOVE to hear what you made!
xoxo-Melissa 😘

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