Nachdem ich mich jetzt mehrere Wochenenden mit meinem Blazer herumgequält habe und wirklich gar keine Lust mehr darauf hatte, kam mir der Sweatshirt Trend gerade recht. Schnell und einfach, da macht das Nähen wieder Spaß 🙂

Pattern: Burdastyle #106 09/2012

Difficulty: ●●○○○

Size: 36 (my usual size)

 

Sewing time incl. cutting: Around  4 hours.

 

Costs: I bought the cotton sweatshirt fabric for 1 €/m at a famer’s market in France. If you are in France on vacation, you should defintely visit their weekly farmer’s market, that take place in every town, because you can find there many fabrics and sewing supplies for little money. I got the lace cheaply at a thrift store and plan to make a skirt from the leftovers. With a consumption of 1.5 m of the sweatshirt material and a small piece of lace, the costs for the sweatshirt were less than 2 €.

 

Pattern review: The sweatshirt is very comfortable and through the unusual pattern with figure hugging darts and back seam, the sweatshirt is not bulky but close to the body. The only thing that I did not like was the neckline. It was way too high for my taste and so I changed it.
Pattern modification: I did not like the flared sleeves from the beginning on, hence I made them narrower and added a 5 cm wide cuff. The neckline was way too high for my taste and so I folded the bias cut collar to the inside and topstitched it with a twin needle. And I also attached a lace breast pocket to the sweatshirt.

 

Conclusion: I can highly recommend this pattern. It’s easy and fast to sew it but more chic than a regular sweatshirt. It’s quite probable that I will sew another sweatshirt from this pattern. Maybe next time from printed sweatshirt material and with a boatneck in front and back?