Last month my ladies hooded sweatshirt project was published in Sewing World magazine. Though we have been enjoying a lovely warm start to the Autumn I’m sure colder weather won’t be far away! This is a lovely easy make and so comfy to wear. Perfect to keep you cosy in cooler weather.
Since submitting this project (which is usually a few months ahead of the publishing date) I have started selling fabric. Sweatshirts are great fun to make and super practical additions to your wardrobe. With that in mind I now stock a variety of fabrics that would be perfect for this project and also for many other projects.
Plush fabrics are on trend right now in all areas of clothing. This stretch velvet is 80% cotton 20% polyester and super soft, it would make a great luxe version of this top. There is a good choice of colours now in stock.
Matching cotton/elastane rib is also available for the cuffs and hem band.
You could add your own twist by lining the hood in a woven print. How about this Liberty style Pima cotton print.
This selection of grey marl brushed back sweatshirt fabrics have a high cotton content and soft handle. They would make a fun version of this top.
Finish with black or self colour rib.
Or how about cheering up your casual wear with petrol blue cotton brushed sweatshirt with matching cuff and hem band ribs.
Adding a bright print to the hood lining for that designer detail!
As always I am happy to help you make the project at one of my bring your own project sessions. Back issues of the magazine are available from Sewing World if you would like to get hold of a copy of the pattern.
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