Guess what? I sewed for my husband. And it fits. And he likes it. Three cheers for the Finlayson Sweater! And three cheers for my husband being a willing model, even in the freezing snow.
He’s been asking me to sew him a cool tee or hoodie for the longest time. He wanted something with a unique graphic, but we have had a hard time coming up with something. Enter Dakar. My husband loves motorcycles, especially adventure bikes. The Dakar Rally is this insane motor race through insane terrain over an insane distance. It’s crazy stuff. And super cool. And the rally logo is also super cool, and pretty easy to make into a freezer paper stencil.
We used bleach for a cool molted look. It turned out perfect.
I used the Finlayson Sweater by Thread Theory for the hoodie. My husband wanted the fit loose and not fitted, so I graded his size out from the shoulders, to a size bigger at the waist.
It’s an easy sew, but with some nice finish- and structural details. The shoulder seams are reinforced and the hood is lined. The neckline seam is bound, but I didn’t get any pictures of that. But it’s there, as is the panel at the center back on the inside where I included a special little “Dakar” tag I made. I used a French terry from Fabric.com for the main body, and the lining of the hoodie is some jersey knit that I’ve had in my stash for years.