I made this a couple of months ago for my daughter. She was wearing a friend's hoodie and she said she wanted one in a few different colors. I had some gray cotton jersey in my stash and she said that would be good for one. I had just taken a class and learned how to rub off a pattern from a real garment, so I rubbed her friend's shirt and created a pattern. I just wasn't sure if it was good enough to cut up good fabric and then have my picky daughter disdain it. So I went through my patterns, and, duh, found this Jalie, which was very similar. I looked at her friend's hoodie and then looked at this Jalie pattern and looked at my rub-off pattern and looked at her friend's hoodie and back at the Jalie pattern. I went with the Jalie. It turned out so nice! And my daughter loves it. She wears it all the time. So much pleasure in making a garment someone actually likes to wear.
I am a wife and mother. I am retired: yay!