Vintage KwikSew 510 Hoodie/Jacket

I spend too much money on vintage patterns on Etsy. I found this cute cropped hoodie (or not) and decided to make it. I already had made a Papercut Undercover Hood, so went for the hoodless option.
I decided to make it with some amazing knit fabric that I had bought from
Isn't this cool?
I bought some of each color!
It went together fairly quickly.  I had some issues with the zipper : zipper + knit = wonky.  Luckily, it's not too noticeable and I learned for next time to first put seam binding on the edges to be zippered. I also learned this fabric didn't quite have enough stretch for the waistband - I stretched as I sewed but still had to unpick, restretch, and sew again. It worked eventually with minimal swearing.
Here is the finished product:

i love this fabric so much i can't stand it!

I gifted it to my 17-year old cousin, who loved it.
A few weeks later I made one for myself, this time in the silver. I switched the wrist and waist bands to a cotton/rayon/lycra that I bought from Mood, its got a little heft to it and nice stretch. I also attached seam binding to the zipper edges before I added it, to keep it from stretching out when I added the zipper, and it worked very well.  Here are some pics of me wearing in recently on a trip to Portland:
agh! flash.

close up of the zipper. I added some stitches at the bottom to secure everything.

All in all, I'm really happy with the way these turned out! They're cute and casual, the crop length is a little different that a standard hoodie, and mine is already getting frequent wear! Highly recommend, if you can find the pattern!


  1. I'm crushing on your fabric. Love it! Takes a simple hoodie to the next level doesn't it?

  2. Thanks - they have the best fabric on the worst block in SF! But its worth the trip.


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