There’s been some sewing going on!
image from The Maker’s Atelier
I made the collarless version earlier in the year with an amazing wool jersey I brought back form a trip to Copenhagen and decided to make a lighter sweatshirt version with the cowl neck. Perfect for putting on after surfing and walking along English beaches this summer. In fact I wore it this morning walking the dog before work.
Fabric: Fleece lined sweatshirting from Fabrics Galore.
Notions: Schmetz stretch needles, Gutermann sew all thread.
Pattern discription: Simple, stylish and easy to make, these two styles flatter most body shapes. Choose between a round-necked, slim-sleeved, longer top or a more boxy style with a grown-on cowl neck.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow: Yes, brilliant, well written pattern and super fast too.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern: I love the simple lines and the way it is cut and goes together so easily.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: none
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others: Yes, will defernatly sew again and its a great pattern for any beginner. As with Fransis’s patterns they are great to wear and make.
Conclusion: Love this pattern, easy to wear and make in lots of different fabrics.
here it is with the cowl up and down.
And just in case I want to slip it on back to front I added a lable!
To stitch the fabric I used an elongated stretch stitch on my machine and overocked the seams as I went. It was pointed out to me that I could have just used the overlocker – but I do like to use my machine and overlocker – how do you stitch stretch fabrics?