1.03.2013

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.

13 comments:

  1. i'm pretty sure a baby sweatsuit would be completely awesome!

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  2. Looks cozy as heck and definitely doesn't look "homemade." Nice work! Hey I'm going to be staying up near you for work in early Feb - we should talk! ;)

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  3. Matching toddler sweatshirt? Completely awesome. I really love this pattern! I have a few more waiting on me to whip them up! Happy New Year!

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  4. The yellow color is not quite my fav, but the pattern and the fit are totally awesome! It does indeed look extremely comfy! :-)

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  5. Ooh! I just made a little cowl-neck sweatshirt dress for my daughter, and was thinking that I might need something similar for myself. This might be just the ticket! Here's a look at hers:
    http://www.bethbeingcrafty.blogspot.com/2013/01/upcyclingdownsizing.html

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  6. Oh, I love it! I would totally be dreaming of a dress/tunic for myself... just extend the bottom hem down and add a couple of pockets... hmm I may have to get that pattern now!
    Baby or toddler yellow sweatsuit? Awesome, no question.

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  7. It looks fab, and love the colour! Alas, cowl necks and me are not a happy combo with a chest the size of mine ;o)

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  8. I am loving this glorified sweatshirt and am adding it onto things to sew for me this year. I have to travel to take my little man to Kinder this year and thinking that this will be a great 'jumper' for those days when I want to be warm, but look good too.

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  9. I like your sweatshirt, and mainly, I wanted to wish you a Happy New Year,
    XO
    C

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  10. You've inspired me to finally get my butt off the couch and start sewing for myself. This top is great. love the color.

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  11. I need to make this pattern now, it looks sooo cosy!

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