The first project that I want to share with you is an absolute classic, and one that I'd highly recommend to everyone. I've been wanting to try out the Adult Classic Sweatshirt by Peekaboo Patterns for so long, especially as it is FREE if you join their Facebook group. You must know my addiction with freebies by now, right😉?
It was quite a quick sew, and turned out just right straight out of the envelope! I have even received compliments on some Teams calls already 🙂 I would totally recommend this pattern, and can see myself using it more in the future.
I have made and liked the Stella Hoodie as a hoodie in the past, but wanted something a bit different this time without the hood. Fear not - it is an easy alteration! I lowered and widened the neckline on the pattern pieces by approximately 2cm (i.e. 2cm at the centre front, and 1cm on each side, using my French curve to smooth out the lines), and calculated my own neckband based on the opening and the stretch % of the FT.
I love the modern dropped sleeve design, which is why I was keen to adapt this pattern for this project. Having said that, I'm actually not sure whether using contrasting fabrics on this particular pattern was the smartest idea. Does it make it look like I'm wearing a T-shirt over a long sleeve top, which, was totally not the vibe I was going for. Don't get me wrong, I still adore the shape and fit of this top, and will absolutely make it again, but I think I might stick to cutting the bodice and sleeves in the same fabric in the future with this particular design.
The final sweatshirt that I want to share with you is a little more unconventional. First of all, this is made using a pattern designed as a workout cover-up, rather than an ordinary sweatshirt. Also, I made it using two front pieces! Wait... what?
Sweatshirt Tunic by Life Sew Savoury - a brand new freebie, and oh-so-cosy looking, even with a split hem! There's a matching little girl version which is also free!
Jersey Dress by In the Fold for Peppermint Magazine - this one is dress length, and has raglan sleeves, so something a little different.
Well done and thank you for your tips l’m one who always makes mistakes with how much material I have so thank you
Really enjoyed reading this blog and will be checking out the free patterns, especially the one for children. I have 5 Grandchildren and love using up fabric left over from my own projects to make items for them. You’ve also inspired me to have a go at hacking the Stella pattern as I already have that pattern. Love all of your makes but particularly the blue one. Many thanks
Lovely, great job!