The hood and drawstring casing is brilliant! Sadly, my drawstring is missing because matching my fabric has turn into mission impossible so far but have no fear......the search continues.
I used a really lovely light sweater knit fabric. It was a dream to work with and ended up SO comfy that I want to wear this thing everyday!
In fact, I have already cut out #2 in a dark grey/black. This time I am going to add the front pocket. I did change the neckline a tiny bit. Instead of sewing an inch or so out on the front I just continue with my top stitching. I also understitched everything. The facing stays down with no problem and I am much happier with the finished look.