More snuggly sweatshirts for snowy Sunday snack snarfing!
This is McCall’s 6792 (Misses’ Batwing top and dress). I used some wool-blend jersey leftover from my early Marty Feldman wadder. Looking back on it now, I really could have rescued that top, but that’s several more years of sewing experience talking now. (Plus regret at having wasted beautiful royal blue wool jersey.) At the time, I was too disappointed to keep working on it, and too inexperienced to know that it could have been saved.
Speaking of my younger sewing self, on the most recent episode of the Clothes Making Mavens podcast, Helena and I chatted with Cennetta of The Mahogany Stylist about what advice we’d give our younger sewing selves. (Whether we would have actually followed that advice is still up for debate.) Hope you can take a listen.
I have made this batwing top once before. It’s a very quick sew but you still get a bang for your two-hour buck with a bit of strategic colour blocking.
It’s super comfy, but with a little more style than your average sweatshirt.
And next is Vogue 9026, which is now out of print. I was attracted to it because I am a sucker for anything with angled seam lines; you might be able to see that the side seams angle inwards toward the hem.
This pattern is another good opportunity for mixing fabrics and even using up leftovers. I had just half a yard of this quilted knit and was able to make the front as well as the cuffs and hem out of it for some textural interest.
The pattern is drafted with extra-long sleeves.
I was inspired by this Ted Baker top I saw years ago:
Of course, mine cost quite a bit less. 🙂
If the weather is getting wintry in your neck of the planet, I hope you, too, are happily snuggling up in your favourite cosies.
Thanks for stopping by!