Pattern Review: TAMI Revolution Hoodie

by | Feb 10, 2017 | Clothing, Women | 4 comments

The TAMI Revolution Hoodie is the latest of New Horizon’s patterns and of her hoodies.  What’s special about this hoodie pattern are the options for double hoods and a zipper detail in one of the shoulder seams.  I helped test the pattern, but my review of the pattern is all my own opinions.

New Horizon Crossover Hood

New Horizon Crossover Hood
Fit

The TAMI Revolution Hoodie is relaxed-fitted.  It’s feminine, but not skin tight.  The raglan sleeves are smooth, but sometimes make some wrinkles around the bust.  I’m happy with the fit there because most of the time it’s smooth.  I’ve got wrinkling on the sleeves which I’m sure has something to do with my wide shoulders, but I don’t know what or how to fix it.

The pattern includes measurements for high and full bust and my measurements are in the middle of both of those. New Horizon Crossover HoodMy waist should be a Medium and my hips are right on the edge of Small and Medium.  I made a small instead of grading because of the relaxed fit.  The only portion of the fit I don’t like is the hood can be snug to get on and the crossover hoodie hugs the neck really close. Sometimes having fabric close to my neck makes me feel like I’m being choked, but on the other hand I appreciate the warmth it provides.  And honestly, it bugs me less the more I wear the hoodie.

Instructions

New Horizon Crossover Hood

I rushed outside to take pictures before the light faded and hadn’t put the drawstring in yet. Whoops!

The Hoodie has three different hood options. Single Crossover (which I did), Double (the outside layer is a side hood), and Standard.  It also has regular cuffs, thumb cuffs, side pockets, kangaroo pockets, and a zipper detail.  All of these options make the instructions a little hard to
navigate even though they are clearly written and either have pictures or illustrations.  I’m not sure how they could be made more user friendly.  All of the options just make the instructions cumbersome.

The TAMI Revolution Hoodie does not include instructions for lining any of the hoods.  My version and many of the tester versions have lined hoods because it allows for a fun pop of color, encloses the seam going through the hood, adds another layer of warmth, and looks just a bit more polished and professional.  Honestly, the exposed seam down the middle of the hood is the only thing that bothers me about my Telluride Top.

Although the pattern specifies ribbing, you can use the other textiles for the cuffs and bottom band.  The instructions also do not specify a drawstring length.  I opted to make my own drawstring, stringing it through the hood, and cutting it off where it looked good.

Style

My TAMI Revolution Hoodie is a rather basic version. I opted to make a single crossover hood with inseam pockets all out of New Horizon Crossover Hood
the same burgundy french terry from Joann’s Famous Maker section.  The fabric has metallic threads woven throughout which gives it a fun shimmer.  The crossover hood almost looks like a scuba hoodie with a high front and small opening for the face. That’s great for warmth. The inseam pockets make this almost feel like a shirt all on its own. This particular version isn’t bulky but adds just enough warmth when layered on top of a shirt.

As a side note, the zipper in this pattern isn’t functional unless sewn with a single side hood-but
instructions for that are not included in the pattern.  I believe there will be a link in the pattern to a video about it, but it’s not in the version I currently have.

Opinion

I’m really pleased with this hoodie.  I have a variation I made during testing I’ll share soon and two other versions I’m contemplating.  I wonder if a version made of Cotton Lycra would fit a bit more like a t-shirt.

Interested in making your own TAMI Revolution Hoodie (affiliate link)?  It’s on sale for $7 through Monday, February 13, 2017. And…there’s a maternity add on you can purchase for an extra $2.

New Horizon Crossover Hood

Details

  • Pattern: TAMI Revolution Hoodie
  • Designer: New Horizons
  • Style:Raglan Double Hoodie with Zipper accent
  • Fabric: French Terry
  • Size Range: XXS-3X
  • Size made: Small with the slightly shorter length
  • Lengths: 2ish-long and slightly shorter
  • Sleeve lengths: 1-Long, but it also has an option for thumb cuffs
  • Sleeves cut on Fold: No
  • Alterations/Hacks: I lined the hood
  • Instructions: A bit more complicated-mostly because the pattern includes several hood options.  This pattern uses a mixture of color photos and illustrations to visualize each step. My preference is just illustrations, but the different fabrics used for each hood option do help make it clear visually where things go.
  • Seam Allowance: 3/8″
  • Layers: yes
  • Trimless: Yes-New Horizon patterns are a bit harder for me to match up…
  • Dislikes or desired changes? I’m pretty happy with the hoodie and have a couple more inspiration hoodies I want to recreate with this pattern.
  • Sew again?  Yes.
  • Would you recommend it to others? Yes.

 

Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small affiliate commission. This helps fund fabric for testing and reviewing patterns, and paying down student loans for my husband’s training. Regardless, I only recommend what I believe is quality.