My Glorified Sweatshirt
You know when you were little and you bought a new pair of shoes and you were so excited about them that you asked your mom to let you wear the shoes home? Yeah, that's pretty much how I feel about this top. After I finished sewing it, I put it on to make sure that it fit, but when the time came to take it off and put it away, I just couldn't do it and I ended up wearing it for the rest of the day. I am in love with this top...which is a bit odd considering that it's ridiculously bright and made out of sweatshirt material. But despite the fact that this shirt could be called a glorified sweatshirt, I think that the cut of the pattern is incredibly flattering and I have a special place in my heart for cowl neck tops.
This was my first time working with sweatshirt material so I learned a couple of things along the way. Like the fact that despite it being a knit fabric, there isn't a whole lot of stretch to it so be aware of this fact when choosing what size to cut out. Also, there isn't a whole lot of drape in sweatshirt fabric, which means that this cowl doesn't exactly "hang." In fact, I could probably make it stand straight up if I wanted to, but that's all the better to keep my neck nice and warm I suppose.
Now despite having made myself and my little sister a top out of this fabric, I still have a fair amount left over and I've fallen in love with the idea of sewing a little baby or toddler sweatsuit. Completely ridiculous or completely awesome? You be the judge.