I love a cosy sweatshirt so jumped at the chance to make the new Classic Sweatshirt pattern.
This is a raglan sleeved sweatshirt that comes in two lengths. It has contrast ribbed cuffing and a loose, boxy fit.
I chose to make the longer version and it’s such a snuggly length, it came out a lot longer than I was expecting but I really love it! I’m always borrowing my husband’s sweatshirts for lounging in but this is a much better option. I think it would work well as a warm layer for exercise or walking. The contrast cuffs, neckband and waistband lend the sweatshirt a sporty feel.
I made mine in some super snuggly quilted jersey from Doughty’s. [https://www.doughtysonline.
I know that this sweatshirt will become a wardrobe staple, it’s neutral enough to fit seamlessly into regular rotation. The style combined with the cosy fabrics mean it will get a lot of wear and I’m sure it will quickly become a favourite.
I made this entire sweatshirt, including cutting out, in a single evening. I sewed up the whole thing on my overlocker. The instructions say to topstitch the neckband seam allowance down, but I skipped this step as my jersey was well behaved and I didn’t think it needed it. I love a quick overlocker-only make. This project is a great palette cleanser. It’s quick to sew, easy to fit and definitely the comfort-food of sewing!