Its real name is a mystery to me, but the word peekaboo just pops irresistably into my head every single time I look at it so there it is! This is the project on p20 of Pattern Magic 3, by Tomoko Nakamichi. As far as wearability goes, this is probably one of the better projects in the book, and ditto for the ease of construction. Super easy!
In hood down mode this appears not unlike an ordinary little Tshirt, plain-ish but with a just-interesting-enough little variation to redeem it from being outright featureless and boring. The incorporated hoodie thingie (that's a technical sartorial term there) looks a bit like a backward cowl neck when it is flipped down like above.... it's actually quite cute, yes?
Hood up... well, okaaay. Quirky, yes. A bit noice, unusual, different. Definitely funky. Wearable? Hmmm, borderline, methinks... :)
But hood down? yes, I likey!
I used a length of jersey in a lovely shade of deep royal blue, part of the bundle of fabrics given to me by my friend C from her late mother's stash. It is quite thick and sturdy stuff, so I am really looking forward to wearing this more as we head into the cooler days of autumn.
I attached a folded band to finish the armholes and the neckline, a technique I think of as the Metalicus finish since they use it extensively on all their pieces and is where I first noticed it. The lower hemline is turned up once and slip-stitched in place.
I'm very happy with this funky, slightly sporty addition to my wardrobe. The concept of the design is totally to my taste; unique and simple, but with a twist!
Oh, and I've updated things on the blog a bit; now all my projects from each the Pattern Magic books have been gathered into sets, and can be viewed by clicking on the picture of that book in my sidebar over there. They're a bit jumbled up right now, as I am still working out how to order the pictures in those albums.... that's a work in progress!
Top; from Pattern Magic 3, by Tomoko Nakamichi, made from royal blue jersey
Shorts; Burda 7723, white linen, my review of this pattern here