I made this version of the Lynn sweatshirt quite a while ago, its definitely one of my most worn versions. It is a really simple little hack that I think takes this casual classic into a great everyday essential.
I made this one in scuba fabric which has become quite popular to sew with over the last few years. If you haven’t come across scuba fabric before it has a springy nature, derived from neoprene – think scuba diving clothing! This makes it great for volume and boxy styles.
Originally I planned to wear this with a long sleeve Angie top underneath for extra warmth. I found I have worn it like this with my fav self drafted linen trousers and without any layers more often.
The hack is really simple. I omitted the cuff and hembands, extended the body length by 8cm and reduced the sleeve length by 4cm. These measurements allowed me to turn a deep feature hem of 4cm.
I used a wide zigzag stitch to finish the hems.
Because the cuff hem is so deep I traced the sleeve pattern off, drawing a line for the 3/4 length and folding back the hem. This allowed me to add the little bit of extra width at the edge of the hem so this edge didn’t need to stretch and pucker to fit.