Sewing gives us the opportunity to make what we want or need exactly when we want or need it. I can’t imagine not having that option. As a garment sewer, I am often asked to make something for friends or family that fills a particular need and today was no exception. My sister-in-law has just started her first chemo therapy treatments for a recently diagnosed cancer and I was asked if I could make something to keep her warm, but not too warm; something that had a hood and that would be soft against her soon-to-be bald head. She preferred something that went over her head without a zipper. I went to the sewing room and found a pattern for a pull-over vest that had a hood. Perfect! The only problem: the hood was an unlined hood. Since I was making this vest from fabric I already owned: a purple knit boucle (she likes the color purple and boucle can be warm without being too warm), I decided to line the hood with a soft purple interlock knit (basically t-shirt knit). Lining something that originally has no lining is not hard. You are essentially making two of the pieces instead of one. This is how I did it.
P.S. Sorry this didn’t come out on Sunday evening. With the increasing winds our power went out and therefore, no internet. Now that the power is back on, here is the blog! I will post a picture of the finished garment next week!